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107699The Komachi train locomotive came off the rails in the region of Akita. No injuries have been reported.

A high speed train in Japan, with 130 people aboard derailed Saturday in the country’s north, where heavy snow fall, but the authorities inform the wounded, said several local media.

The locomotive of the high speed train “Komachi” number 25 went off the rails in the Akita Shinkansen line in the region of Akita, announced the national broadcaster NHK and other media.

The authorities realized no deaths or injuries, said NHK, which showed pictures of responsible inspecting rail wheels train to Akita Station.

NHK said the driver activated the emergency brakes after hearing a loud noise.

The cause of the derailment but the abundance of snow may have caused the accident, local press forward.

The railway network in eastern Japan said on its website that it was suspending the operation of high-speed trains in the region due to falling snow.


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