March 24, 1997 in Nation/World

Toddler Not Hurt After Train Passes Over Him

Compiled From Wire Services

An 18-month-old boy crouched in the middle of railroad tracks as a train passed over Sunday and escaped with a minor cut on his forehead, police said.

The engineer spotted the child from 90 yards away and applied the brakes, but the two-car diesel train passed over the boy before coming to a stop, said a police official in Nagasaki, 600 miles southwest of Tokyo.

The engineer found the boy crawling out from under the train, said the official, Toshiyuki Hamasaki.

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