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Fun / foon Tokyo
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Only in Japan: Dumb doctor dad broils baby
Topic: Japanese life

WTFBBQ! The Japanese baby killing season officially starts!

Japanese baby dies of heat exhaustion after forgotten in car by doctor dad
AFP / 14 April 2004 2239 hrs
A 14-month-old baby girl died of suspected heat exhaustion after her father, a doctor, forgot to take her to daycare and left her in his car in a hospital carpark, Japanese police said on Wednesday...."He said he forgot that he had put his own child in the car," Gifu prefectural police spokesman Toru Kunii said. The mercury hit a high of 23.9 degrees Celsius in the area on Tuesday....
In recent years there have been a number of deaths of infants left in closed cars in hot weather while a parent played pachinko, Japan's compulsive, pinball gambling game.

Posted by trek/taro at 9:09 AM KDT
Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2004 9:11 AM KDT
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