TOKYO -- About 430 people were stuck on a train overnight due to heavy snow that blanketed much of the country's Japan Sea coast, a Japanese railway official said.
The train only started moving around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, about 15 hours after it was forced to stop.
A spokesman for the Niigata branch of JR East Railway Company said the four-car train departed Niigata City at 4:25 p.m. on Thursday.
But as heavy snow accumulated, the train's wheels could not turn anymore, and it stopped about 7 p.m., or almost three hours later, at a railway crossing.
Officials decided it was too risky to evacuate all the passengers beca...
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