• Kyodo


Two men fleeing police died early Sunday morning when a train hit their sport-utility vehicle on a JR Tokaido Line grade crossing in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, police said.

The two men were killed instantly in the 5:50 a.m. crash, but the 170 people aboard the Hayabusa-Sakura sleeper express bound for Tokyo from Kumamoto and Nagasaki were not hurt, police said.

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