• Kyodo, JIJI


East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said Sunday it will take at least two weeks to remove a bullet train that derailed as a result of a powerful earthquake in the country’s northeast on Wednesday.

The operator began work in the morning to remove the 17-car train that came off the tracks on a viaduct some 2 kilometers from a station in Shiroisi, Miyagi Prefecture. In all, 16 of the 17 cars derailed.

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