Electrocuted slug blamed for stopping Japanese trains

FILE PHOTO: An electrocuted slug is to blame for stopping 30 trains and delaying about 12,000 passengers last month, officials said. (Photo: Jared Leone)
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FILE PHOTO: An electrocuted slug is to blame for stopping 30 trains and delaying about 12,000 passengers last month, officials said. (Photo: Jared Leone)

An electrocuted slug is to blame for stopping 30 trains and impacting about 12,000 passengers last month, officials said.

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Japan Railways officials found the slug's remains in equipment near tracks at a station on the island of Kyushuthe BBC reported.

The slug slithered through a small gap and got into a load disconnector, the BBC reported.