• Kyodo


An elementary school girl was killed and seven other children injured Tuesday when a light truck driven by a drunken farmer hit them in Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, police said.

Ryoka Osaki, 7, died in the accident and Yoshiki Wayama, 10, and his 8-year-old sister, Nanae, were seriously injured, police said. A ninth child escaped unhurt.

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