• Kyodo


Forty-two people were injured, two of them seriously, when a tourist bus crashed through guardrails and plunged onto a railway track Sunday in Oita Prefecture, according to police.

The bus, carrying 43 passengers, was passing through the town of Kokonoe when it careered off the road and dropped around 2.7 meters onto the JR Kyudai Line, severely injuring the driver and one of the passengers, the police reported.

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