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Massive Fire Disrupts Train Services in Tokyo

Sun 04 Feb 2024 | 09:02 PM
Israa Farhan

A massive fire broke out in a building near a train station in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, leading to a disruption in traffic.

According to the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, the fire occurred in a three-story building located next to the train station at nearly 10:10 AM local time (04:10 GMT).

The corporation reported that 24 firefighting teams were dispatched to the scene, and train traffic on the Keihin-Tōhoku railway line was suspended in both directions between the "Shinagawa" and "Kamata" stations. 

About 800 passengers were evacuated from the trains.

The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are still under investigation. Authorities are working diligently to bring the situation under control and ensure the safety of the affected area.

This incident has raised concerns about the impact on commuter services in Tokyo, a bustling metropolis known for its efficient and punctual train system.

Passengers are advised to check for updates on service resumption and consider alternative transportation options in the meantime.

As the situation unfolds, authorities will provide further updates regarding the incident, its aftermath, and the status of train services in the affected area. Stay tuned for the latest developments on this developing story.