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A 79-year-old woman died after being attacked by a dog on a street here Monday afternoon, police said.

Yasuko Nagai was bitten in the neck by the 1.5-meter-long male Tosa at around 2:10 p.m. and taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Local residents later captured the dog, the police said.

The Tosa is known as a fighting dog and their fights were once a popular sport in the Tosa region in present-day Kochi Prefecture.