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A 73-year-old woman was killed and four others including a child were injured Saturday when a taxi accelerated suddenly and mounted a sidewalk in central Tokyo. The taxi driver also died in the accident.

The woman, Kumiko Kobayashi, was struck and killed while walking on the sidewalk in the capital’s Chiyoda Ward at around 4:20 p.m. Hitoshi Yamamoto, the 64-year-old driver who was in critical condition after the accident, later died at a hospital, the police said Sunday.

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