• Kyodo


A couple and their two children were killed Sunday when their car was hit by a train on the JR Sanyo Line at a pedestrian and motorcycle grade crossing in Hofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, police said.

Police identified the victims as Hiroyoshi Sugiyama, 35, of the city of Yamaguchi, his 30-year-old wife, Mayumi, and their two children, Yuki, 9, and Miyu, 3.

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