AOMORI — Two trains collided head-on in the town of Hiraga, Aomori Prefecture, August 25, leaving 30 people injured, seven of whom were put in the hospital.

The collision occurred near Tachita Station on the Konan Railway’s Konan Line at about 1:40 p.m. According to local police, the accident occurred some 40 meters from Tachita Station when a two-car train bound for Kuroishi, Aomori Prefecture, was pulling into the station while another two-car train bound for Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture was leaving the station.

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