Two men were killed after a truck slammed into the back of a tour bus that had stopped on the Shin-Tomei Expressway in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, on Sunday morning.
The two dead men were the bus drivers who had got out of the bus which had stopped due to brake trouble, Fuji TV reported.
According to police, the bus was on its way from Osaka to Tokyo DisneySea. It was carrying 27 passengers and the two drivers, aged 53 and 50.
At around 2 a.m., the bus stopped on the side of the expressway. The two drivers had gotten off the bus to inspect the brakes. They were standing between the bus and the expressway's side wall when a large truck rear-ended the bus, crushing them against the wall.
The men were taken to hospital where they died about two hours later. A 22-year-old woman on the bus and the 57-year-old truck driver sustained light injuries, police said.© Japan Today