A passenger train of the Sanyo Electric Railway is derailed after the train hit a truck at a level crossing in Takasago city in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan on February 12, 2013. An express passenger train hit a truck at a level crossing in Japan on February 12, police said, with footage and reports from the scene showing it had mounted a station platform.
Credit: Jiji Press

A passenger train smashed into a truck at an intersection in the southern Japanese town of Takasago on Tuesday and injured at least 15 people, The Japan Times said, citing police. 

Thirteen of the 15 reported hurt were passengers, while both truck and train drivers were also injured, police told the Times, saying the two of the train's six cars had gone off the rails. 

"There is a possibility that the number of injured will increase," a police spokesman told the Times.

Sky News quoted one local report as saying the vehicle had stalled while crossing the tracks, causing the collision. 

Footage from the Associated Press shows the aftermath: 

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