In a major accident that struck the island nation of Japan, as many as 80 people were injured when a high-speed boat collided with a “marine creature”.
The mishap took place off the northwest coast of Japan.
Japanese Coast Guard sources said that the boat at the time was carrying 121 passengers during the collision.
It is reported that till now 87 people travelling on the vessel were injured.
Five passengers had to be airlifted to hospital.
The Coast Guard has dispatched vessels and helicopters to investigate the reason behind the crash.