Train collision with truck kills 1, injures at least 30 in Japan

Train crashes into truck on tracks in Yokohama, Japan

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Derailed train between Kanagawa-Shimmachi and Nakakido stations

Derailed train between Kanagawa-Shimmachi and Nakakido stations (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A passenger train collided with a fruit-laden truck in Yokohama on Thursday morning (Aug. 5), killing one man and injuring more than 30.

The incident took place at a railway crossing on the Keikyu Main Line, which connects to Tokyo, at approximately 11:40 a.m, reported Kyodo News.

The truck's driver, a 67-year old male, and a female passenger in her 20s were injured seriously, according to police. Two other passengers sustained moderate injuries, while the rest of the injuries reported were minor.

Police said they suspected that the truck was stranded on the tracks when it was struck by the train, which operator Keikyu Corp. says may have been traveling as fast as 120 kilometers per hour. The impact derailed the first three of the train's eight cars, and a fire started within the truck soon after.