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Over 100 vehicles stranded after chain-reaction pileup in Yamagata Expressway tunnel

YAMAGATA -- A chain-reaction pileup involving a total of 14 trucks and cars occurred in the Hozawa Tunnel of the Yamagata Expressway here at around 11 a.m. on Dec. 27, leaving at least 100 vehicles stranded and five people with slight injuries.

    The five men and women in their 20s through 60s complained of head pains and other minor injuries.

    Due to the accident, the outbound lane of the expressway between Sekizawa Interchange and Yamagata Zao Interchange was temporarily closed and more than 100 vehicles were stuck for about three and half hours.

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