Twenty-eight people were injured after a mudslide derailed a train on the Keihin Kyuko line in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Tuesday morning.
TV media reported that the commuter train was hit by a mudslide just after midnight. The train's operator said there were about 700 passengers on the train at the time, NHK reported. Four of the train's eight cars derailed when the mudslide hit the train near a tunnel between Oppama and Keikyu Taura stations, NHK reported.
Train services were delayed all Tuesday as workers cleared the tracks.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the mudslide was caused by torrential rain which hit the area on Monday night.© Japan Today