Services resume after over 1,000 trapped in train near Tokyo


Services resumed Sunday after over 1,000 passengers were trapped for nearly two hours in a train Saturday night near Tokyo, with some complaining of heatstroke and hyperventilation after it crashed into a power pole that had fallen onto the tracks, local authorities said.

The driver and a passenger sustained light injuries after the JR train, which was temporarily operating for a fireworks festival, crashed into the pole at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday, local police said.

With temperatures soaring across the country, passengers were initially asked to stay inside the train for their own safety be...

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