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May 14, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A packed express passenger train collided head on with a local train in western Japan, killing at least 24 people and leaving more than 375 injured, police and news reports said. An express train of the Japan Railway Co. rammed into a local train near Minaguchi, 200 miles southwest of Tokyo.
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June 3, 1992 | From Reuters
At least one person was killed and 162 injured when a runaway commuter train smashed through the concrete walls of a shopping mall in a suburb of Tokyo, police said Tuesday. One of those injured was the driver, who jumped off moments before the accident early Tuesday morning at Toride, 25 miles east of Tokyo. Police said that most of those hurt did not need hospital treatment. The first of the four cars crashed through the walls of the mall, scattering chunks of concrete and shopping displays.
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May 15, 1991 | Associated Press
The toll in a train collision in western Japan grew to 42 dead and 402 injured Tuesday. It was the nation's deadliest railway accident in 28 years. The last body inside the crushed train cars was removed early today after a 14-hour rescue effort following the 10:35 a.m. head-on collision of a tourist train and a local train near the town of Shigaraki, 230 miles west of Tokyo, police said.
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May 15, 1991 | Associated Press
The toll in a train collision in western Japan grew to 42 dead and 402 injured Tuesday. It was the nation's deadliest railway accident in 28 years. The last body inside the crushed train cars was removed early today after a 14-hour rescue effort following the 10:35 a.m. head-on collision of a tourist train and a local train near the town of Shigaraki, 230 miles west of Tokyo, police said.
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June 3, 1992 | From Reuters
At least one person was killed and 162 injured when a runaway commuter train smashed through the concrete walls of a shopping mall in a suburb of Tokyo, police said Tuesday. One of those injured was the driver, who jumped off moments before the accident early Tuesday morning at Toride, 25 miles east of Tokyo. Police said that most of those hurt did not need hospital treatment. The first of the four cars crashed through the walls of the mall, scattering chunks of concrete and shopping displays.
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March 16, 1988 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, Times Staff Writer
A sleeper train broke down near the bottom of the Seikan Tunnel early Tuesday, stranding passengers only two days after the world's longest undersea tunnel was opened to rail traffic. The 33.4-mile tunnel, which links Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido with the main island of Honshu, was inaugurated Sunday morning amid great hoopla. Transportation Minister Shintaro Ishihara hailed the tunnel as "a technological feat without parallel in the world . . . a myth come true."
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December 5, 1988
A commuter train slammed into another train stopped at a station in Tokyo today, killing the driver of the moving train and one passenger and injuring 92 others, authorities said. The cause of the crash was unknown, but news reports said westbound trains were running about 10 minutes behind schedule when one of them smashed into the rear of another stopped in the Higashi-Nakano station. The impact crushed parts of two cars and derailed several cars.
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May 14, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A packed express passenger train collided head on with a local train in western Japan, killing at least 24 people and leaving more than 375 injured, police and news reports said. An express train of the Japan Railway Co. rammed into a local train near Minaguchi, 200 miles southwest of Tokyo.
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December 5, 1988
A commuter train slammed into another train stopped at a station in Tokyo today, killing the driver of the moving train and one passenger and injuring 92 others, authorities said. The cause of the crash was unknown, but news reports said westbound trains were running about 10 minutes behind schedule when one of them smashed into the rear of another stopped in the Higashi-Nakano station. The impact crushed parts of two cars and derailed several cars.
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March 16, 1988 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, Times Staff Writer
A sleeper train broke down near the bottom of the Seikan Tunnel early Tuesday, stranding passengers only two days after the world's longest undersea tunnel was opened to rail traffic. The 33.4-mile tunnel, which links Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido with the main island of Honshu, was inaugurated Sunday morning amid great hoopla. Transportation Minister Shintaro Ishihara hailed the tunnel as "a technological feat without parallel in the world . . . a myth come true."
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