Foreign News: 1,500 Volts

Mrs. Teruyo Tokunaga, setting out on a shopping trip to Tokyo, watched idly as a crowded train pulled into a Yokohama station. Two workmen were fixing a sagging overhead electric power line. As the train passed underneath, the power line tangled with the train's trolley. There was a blinding, bluish-white flash as 1,500 volts crackled into the train. Flames licked swiftly over the first two of the five wooden coaches. Motorman Akira Nakamura braked sharply, shut off the power and jumped from the cab, tried frantically to force the doors of the coaches with...

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