Sunday, October 21, 2012

Street Cleaning Truck Gobbles Man!

A man has been found dead at a garbage sorting facility in Tokyo's Koto Ward, and police suspect he was accidentally caught by a street cleaning truck.
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said the body of a man was found Oct. 16 and it is questioning a 34-year-old street cleaner driver on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death. "I didn't notice anything at all," the driver was quoted as saying.
According to the MPD's traffic investigation section, the truck was on-duty in the capital's Sumida Ward from the night of Oct. 15 through to the predawn hours of Oct. 16, and delivered about 2.5 cubic meters of garbage to the Koto Ward sorting facility at around 10:45 a.m.
MPD officials said that the body is believed to be that of a 69-year-old man from Sumida Ward after bloodstains and his shoes were found near his home on a road swept by the street cleaner.
The man was probably caught in the truck's roller while he was still alive and died of respiratory failure from a heavy blow to his body, the officials said.


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