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The Japan Transport Safety Board on Wednesday opened a probe into an Osaka train’s emergency stop as it crossed a nearly century-old bridge over a typhoon-swollen river on Sunday.

Two passengers on the Nankai Electric Railway Co. train were injured. Because Typhoon Lan was approaching the area, the Onosato River was swollen at the time of the incident. The tracks on one of the six bridge piers was found to be twisted, and it has been suggested that the pier may not have been strong enough to withstand the high water levels.

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