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Bullet train derails in Japan: operator

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A Japanese bullet train carrying about 130 passengers and crew derailed in heavy snow in northern Japan Saturday, although there were no reports of injuries, the rail operator said. 

A high-speed bullet train arrives at Tokyo's Sendai Station in Miyagi prefecture on April 25, 2011. A bullet train carrying about 130 passengers and crew has derailed in heavy snow in northern Japan, the East Japan Railway Co. said, according to the Kyodo news agency.

The first car of the "Komachi" No. 25 bullet train came off the rails on the Akita Shinkansen line in the city of Daisen, East Japan Railway Co. said, according to Kyodo news agency.

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