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Two local governments and a security company being sued by relatives of people killed in a fatal crush after a fireworks display admitted Friday they are liable for compensation but rejected the plaintiffs’ reasons for responsibility.

Eleven people were killed and 247 people were injured in the crush on a pedestrian overpass July 21, 2001, in Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture. Nine of the dead were children aged between 5 months and 9 years. The remaining two were in their 70s.

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