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AKB48 Members Injured During Handshake Event

26/05/2014 2014-05-26 04:56:00 JaME Source: The Asahi Shimbun Author: Gin

AKB48 Members Injured During Handshake Event

Two AKB48 members were attacked and injured during a handshake event.


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19-year old Rina Kawaei and 18-year old Anna Iriyama, members of popular idol group AKB48, were attacked during a handshake event in Iwate Prefecture yesterday.

A man wielding a saw attacked the members of the band, injuring Kawaei and Iriyama, as well as a staff member. All three were immediately rushed to a hospital by ambulance, and it has been stated that their injuries are not life-threatening.

The culprit has been arrested and is being investigated on suspicion of attempted murder.
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