Rescue officers, police and railway company employees work at the scene where a train derailed during a collision with a truck in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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One person was killed and around 30 people injured Thursday, authorities said, when an express train and a truck collided on a busy line connecting Tokyo and Yokohama.The company said it had launched an investigation into the accident that took place just before noon as the express train, carrying 500 people, hurtled through the crossing.The driver and 106 passengers were killed and more than 550 people were injured.The crash was Japan's worst rail disaster since 1963 when 161 people died in Yokohama after a freight train collided with a truck and was then hit by two passenger trains.Japan's deadliest-ever train accident was in February 1947 when a passenger train derailed near Tokyo, killing 184 people and injuring nearly 500 .
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