Slug blamed for Japan railway chaos

A slug has been blamed for a power outage which halted dozens of trains and delayed 12,000 passengers in Japan, the railway operator said Sunday, June 23. The power failed on a couple of lines serving southern Japan operated by Kyushu Railway Co., known as JR Kyushu on May 30. The company was forced to cancel 26 train journeys and delay other services, causingchaosin a country known for the efficiency of its punctual transport systems. Weeks after the power outage, JR Kyushu said they had found the culprit --- a slug, which had made its way into an electrical power device installed nearthe railtracks. "We tracked down the deviceresponsible for the power failure... We init...

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