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OSAKA (Kyodo) West Japan Railway Co. sacked two executives Friday over their questionable handling of the investigative process into the deadly 2005 Amagasaki train derailment.

Although the departures of board member and former President Masao Yamazaki and current Vice President Ryuichiro Tsuchiya were termed resignations, they are seen as effective dismissals by JR West.

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