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Crack in chassis first-ever 'serious incident' for Japan's bullet train

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Japanese shinkansens have been derailed before due to earthquakes but no one has been hurt.

Tokyo

A CRACK has been found in a Japanese bullet train that could have caused a derailment, officials said on Wednesday, in the first-ever "serious incident" for the iconic mode of transport.

Crew aboard a shinkansen bullet train reported a burning smell and strange noises when it...

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