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Girl, 16, dead, another injured after falling from Iwate dam

Kyodo

A 16-year-old high school girl was found dead and a 15-year-old seriously injured when they fell from a dam in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, it was revealed Wednesday.

The police are investigating the case as a possible suicide.

Morioka Fire Department officials found the two lying side by side on a slope inside the Shijushida Dam reservoir after receiving a call from an acquaintance at around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The girls appeared to have jumped from a passageway about 20 meters above the slope, they said.

The dam is located roughly 7 km north of JR Morioka Station.

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