Three former presidents of one of Japan's biggest rail operators were Friday cleared of responsibility for a 2005 train crash that killed more than 100 people in the nation's worst rail disaster in half a century.
Japan Railway West (JR West) workers offer prayers to a dead body at the site of the train crash in Amagasaki in April 2005. Three former presidents of JR West have been cleared of responsibility for the 2005 train crash that killed over 100 people.
The three former heads of West Japan Railway (JR West) were all found not guilty of professional negligence over the smash in the western city of Amagasaki, near Kobe, the Kobe District Court ruled.
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