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Anche l'omochi provoca vitime

03.01.2014 00:45
Da JapanToday:
4 die after choking on 'mochi'; at least 10 hospitalized

The National Police Agency and Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Thursday that four people had died after choking on “mochi” rice cakes.

Furthermore, 10 people in Tokyo were hospitalized on Wednesday after choking on “mochi.” Of the 10, nine were over 65..., and two remain in a coma.

TV Asahi reported that the fatalities were a man in his 70s in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, a man in his 80s in Minami-Soma, Fukushima, an 85-year-old man in Shimotsuke, Tochigi Prefecture, and an 85-year-old woman in Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture.

The agency said it is still collating figures for the whole of Japan.