HIROSHIMA — Forty bolts anchoring a pylon for high-tension lines to a concrete base in Midori, Hiroshima Prefecture, were found to have been mysteriously removed in 1994 and 1995, the Chugoku Electric Power Co. announced March 9. Removed bolts led to a similar tower to fall last month in Kagawa Prefecture.

Police are trying to determine why the bolts were removed, while the electric utility is strengthening inspections of its pylons in the Chugoku region.

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