Two men were killed after the car they were traveling in was hit by an express train on a crossing in Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture, on Sunday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:50 a.m. on the Meitetsu Kakamigahara line. The four-car train was the first in service for the morning and was bound for Shinkani Station, Fuji TV reported.
Police said the car was completely destroyed and said the two dead men appeared to be in their 20s to 50s. None of the 16 passengers on the train were injured.
At the time of the incident, the crossing bars were down and the alarm indicating the approach of a train was functioning, police said.
The driver told police the car suddenly appeared on the tracks and that he applied the emergency brake but could not stop in time.© Japan Today