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Bus Crash in Japan Kills 14; 27 Injured

Bus Crash in Japan Kills 14; 27 Injured

A bus veered off a mountain road and fell into the trees near Karuizawa, Japan, on the morning of January 15. At least 14 people were killed in the crash while another 27 sustained injuries. The injured were taken to hospitals. The crash remains under investigation.

Fatal Ski Tour Operators To Be Held Accountable. 14 Dead.

Fatal Ski Tour Operators To Be Held Accountable. 14 Dead.

Officials have found that the Japanese bus that crashed and killed 14 people Friday in Nagano Prefecture was not equipped by Tokyo-based ESP with paperwork required by the Transport Ministry and was in violation of the Road Transportation Law. Keyth Tour organized the tour; and the itinerary did not meet legal standards. Tour organizers are [...]

Japanese Ski Bus Crashes, Killing 14, injuring 27

Japanese Ski Bus Crashes, Killing 14, injuring 27

In the resort town of Karuizawa, people were sleeping on a bus when it crashed on the way to the Kita Shiga ski resort in Yamanouchi. The overnight bus was travelling from Tokyo to central Japan. Fourteen died; twenty-seven were injured. Passengers were between the ages of 18 to 32. The 65 year old driver and 57 year old alternate driver died at [...]

Bus Crash Injures 11 in Japan

Bus Crash Injures 11 in Japan

In Kagawa Japan on the Takamatsu Expressway at 9:50 a.m. on July 7, 2014, an express bus and two trucks collided. First the truck veered into the bus's lane, then the bus struck the truck, then a four ton truck struck the bus from behind. The bus driver, 9 of the 11 bus passengers, and the 2 ton truck driver were injured. Kagawa Prefectural [...]

1 Chinese Crew Member Dead, 8 Missing after Ship Collision near Miura port, Japan

1 Chinese Crew Member Dead, 8 Missing after Ship Collision near Miura port, Japan

A Panama registered ship sank after colliding with a South Korean cargo vessel near Kanagawa Japan, resulting in the death of 1 Chinese crew member. According to initial reports, the accident happened on March 18, 2014 near Miura port, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. There were 20 Chinese crew members on the Panama- registered ship, of which 11 [...]

Japan Tunnel Collapses on Vehicles and People Inside

Japan Tunnel Collapses on Vehicles and People Inside

What: Tunnel collapse Where: Japan west of Tokyo on the Chou Expressway When: Dec 2, 2012 Who: 3 fatalities, several missing, unknown injured Why: When a 165 foot section (150 panels) of concrete ceiling panels fell onto the road from the tunnel ceiling, the tunnel began spewing smoke. Initially three were reported dead and seven [...]

Japan Tourbus Industry Scrutinized

Japan Tourbus Industry Scrutinized

The Japan Tourism Agency is conducting spontaneous inspections of fifty tour bus companies, in addition to auditing 200 charter bus operators. The inspections are a response to the 7 fatality Gunma bus accident. At the same time, a panel of experts will be updating and reviewing tour bus operations regulations. The driver of the bus which [...]

Disney-Bound Bus Sliced in Half by Wall

Disney-Bound Bus Sliced in Half by Wall

What: Bus en route from Kanazawa, Ishikawa to Tokyo Disneyland Where: Fujioka, Gunma prefecture, north of Tokyo When: April 29 2012 Who: 7 fatalities, 38 passengers and driver injured Why: The bus crashed into a wall along the side of the road, slicing it in half. The passengers are reported to be young Japanese adults, six of whom [...]

Express Train Car Derails, Passengers Injured, Slow Evacuation from Fire

Express Train Car Derails, Passengers Injured, Slow Evacuation from Fire

What: Hokkaido Railway Co Express train en route to Sapporo Where: Hokkaido When: May 27 2011, 10:00pm Who: 240 passengers Why: One car of the Express train derailed and caught fire. The derailment forced the train to stop inside a tunnel. Passengers were told to move forward, then they escaped the cars on foot on their own, when it [...]