• Kyodo, Staff Report

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Three men and five women were killed and at least nine people were injured Thursday after a minivan crashed into pedestrians on a street in Kyoto’s historic Gion district, police and firefighters said.

The police confirmed the driver was among the eight fatalities. He was identified as Shingo Fujisaki, 30, from Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto.

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