Japan’s Shinkansen Loses Power After Lightning Strike

TOKYO — A Shinkansen lost power following a lighting strike, according to media reports.

The power blackout was temporary and authorities found a small hole on the roof of one of the Shinkansen’s cars. Authorities believe lightning may have caused the hole.

Also, the train’s engineer said he heard sound before the power failure.

The East Japan Railway Co. train — No. 263 — was  pulling in at Oyama Station in Tochigi Prefecture at the time of the blackout.