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88-year-old man dies after apparently falling off roof while clearing snow

An 88-year-old man died after he apparently fell off the roof of his house while he was clearing snow in Tendo, Yamagata Prefecture, on Wednesday.
According to police, Fujitaro Ito was found collapsed in front of the entrance to his house at around 2:10 p.m. by a neighbor, Fuji TV reported. He was taken to hospital where his death was confirmed about 2 1/2 hours later due to a cerebral contusion.
Police said a ladder was found standing against the wall near the entrance to the house. Ito was found with a shovel gripped in his right hand. The snow piled on top of the roof also showed signs that someone had been shoveling it.


© Japan Today
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