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A rapid-service train collided Monday night with a snowplow working on the railway line at JR Furano Station in Hokkaido, causing minor injuries to 12 people, Hokkaido Railway Co. and Furano police said Tuesday.

All 12 passengers on board the train and three workers on the snowplow were taken to a hospital, of which nine passengers and the workers suffered slight injuries such as bruises, according to the police and JR Hokkaido.

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