• Kyodo


Two rail maintenance workers died and another was seriously injured after a trolley car fell from a bridge into a river around midnight Friday on the JR Kisei line in Owase city, Mie Prefecture, police said Saturday.

The dead men were named as Teruyoshi Mizutani, 54, and Eiji Kitamura, 28, both from the town of Miyama in the prefecture, the police said. Masanobu Sugishita, 43, from Owase, suffered serious injuries.

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