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A truck driver believed to be responsible for the deaths of two elementary school children and injuring three others Monday has admitted he consumed alcohol during work before the accident, investigative sources have said.

Police on Tuesday searched the house and office of Hiroshi Umezawa, 60, who is suspected of negligent driving resulting in injury or death. Alcohol in excess of the legal limit was detected when he took a breathalyzer test after being arrested at the scene in Chiba Prefecture.

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