• Kyodo


A Japanese court on Friday sentenced a 61-year-old man to 14 years in prison for a drunken-driving incident that left two elementary school children dead and three others severely injured near Tokyo last year.

The Chiba District Court found Hiroshi Umezawa guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed into a group of children heading home from school on a street in Yachimata, Chiba Prefecture, in June last year.

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