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Eight students in Osaka Prefecture suffered broken bones during a three-year period at a public junior high school while practicing or performing kumitaiso, the gymnastic formation known as a human pyramid.

Kumitaiso is a popular and long-running feature of sports events at Japanese schools, but the practice has also been the cause of serious injuries, raising safety concerns.

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