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Originally posted by ulshadow
woh!!! nice crash, how did it go of the track?
CBS News: Japan Train Crash Toll Now 73
Investigators focused on excessive speed and a 23-year-old train driver's lack of experience after the crowded commuter train jumped the rails Monday on a curve and plowed into the apartment building just a few yards from the tracks.
The Australian: Japan train toll at 89
THE death toll from Japan's worst train crash in more than 40 years rose to 89 today as rescue operations entered a third day, police and the fire department said.
"We have newly confirmed the deaths of 89 people - 50 men and 39 women - and injuries of 456," a police spokesman said after additional bodies were pulled out of the debris.
There were reports that 10 to 20 people could still be trapped under the debris.
Driver injured in train accident
A DRIVER has been seriously injured after his car hit a moving passenger train near Tokyo.
The car broke through the railway crossing bar in Yokohama and crashed into the side of the fourth carriage of the eight-car train, which was carrying 130 passengers
The incident was the third on successive days amid heightened safety fears following Japan's biggest train wreck in four decades.
The Australian: Japan train toll hits 101
The death toll in Japan's worst train crash in four decades topped the 100 mark Thursday, with the discovery of four more bodies bringing the death toll to 101, the fire department said.
"We are continuing our rescue operations. There are still people unaccounted for inside the trains," said a police spokesman