Sunday 21 January 2018

Police probe after actor dies after being stabbed with samurai sword in theatre rehearsal

REUTERS/Thomas Peter
REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A Japanese actor has died after getting stabbed in the stomach during a rehearsal with what is believed to be either a real or mock samurai sword.

Tokyo police said they are investigating whether the death was criminal or accidental.

Daigo Kashino, a 33-year-old theatre-group actor, was rehearsing with several people at a Tokyo studio on Monday when the incident occurred. He was rushed to a hospital but died hours later.

Media reports indicated nobody was watching what exactly happened or how it happened.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported other members of the theatre group rehearsing with Mr Kashino said they saw him hunched over as they turned around after hearing him groan.

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