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Man dies after being assaulted, thrown off bridge in Osaka

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Police in Osaka are investigating the death of a man in his 20s who was assaulted and then apparently thrown off a bridge into the Dotonburi River.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:20 p.m. on Monday on Ebisu Bridge in the Minami district of Chuo Ward, Fuji TV reported. A woman called 110 and said that a foreign man was drowning in the river.

Police pulled the man out of the river about 20 minutes later. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A witness told police he saw Japanese and foreign men arguing and that a fight started. One of the Japanese men grabbed the victim by the arm and leg and forced him off the bridge. The witness said the men all appeared to be drunk.

Police said the man who pushed the foreigner off the bridge was wearing long black pants and a white T-shirt.

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foreign victim, drunk ... well case closed soon

16 ( +25 / -9 )

Police pulled the man out of the river about 20 minutes later. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Seems a long time for the police to get there. Isn't there a koban close by?

5 ( +16 / -11 )

The whole incident was filmed and uploaded to Twitter. Very disturbing. Sad that at 8:20pm in one of the busiest areas of Osaka, no one helped him.

17 ( +19 / -2 )

Isn't there a koban close by?

It says they pulled him out 20 minutes later. I'm sure they got there very soon once someone called 110 since I have seen police come out to an emergency like Spiderman suddenly. It probably took them about 20 minutes to find the body then pull him up. It was a dead body they pulled up.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Trinh Tu Duc Anh

(Victims name)

Filmed by other Vietnamese who were criticised for not trying to help instead of filming for Social media

22 ( +24 / -2 )

Water and alcohol don't mix. Sorry for the young man.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_LYK3BqT0U

Looks like a cluster **** 20 resuers and a guy in cardiac arrest.

The guy is on vid who did it. Wonder if they get him...

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Sorry earlier post

This is the attack

lotta kicks to the head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHVODMjUZbk

5 ( +7 / -2 )

hawaiibadboyToday  06:41 pm JST

Thanks for that braddah!

Pretty sick.

And people watched that happen for over a minute and didn't even try and intervene?

Weak.

8 ( +15 / -7 )

“Rest In Peace” fore this poor soul and “Condolences” to family.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Thanks for the links @hawaiibadboy 6:41pm. Who here can accurately translate the written text with the video? Prelim looks like many stood by and videoed for SNS and also failed to intervene after he was punched and kicked in the head repeatedly before tossed in the river. Also, police were called but told the reporters to just wait for the ambulance to arrive rather than go in themselves?

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Kicking a guy when he’s down & obviously beaten - What a cowardly dog !

13 ( +16 / -3 )

snowymountainhellToday  07:04 pm JST

Also, police were called but told the reporters to just wait for the ambulance to arrive rather than go in themselves?

That was my suspicion, because they would have been there in no time.

Reprehensible on the part of the perpetrator(s), police, and everyone else who stood by and did nothing.

7 ( +12 / -5 )

Readers are complaining that others stood by and do nothing. I mean, would anyone in their right mind get involve between two drunkards on the edge of a bridge? If there was a person drowning on a lake, i might jump in to save that person, but i myself would not get involve in fights between drunkards.

9 ( +21 / -12 )

If any of you had tried to intervene and stop the attacker, the story would have turned into "foreigner viciously attacks Japanese man".

23 ( +28 / -5 )

@Hiro

Watch the video and I’m sure you’ll change your mind. Someone should have helped him.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Yes @Hiro 7:42am your observations may change after watching the video. It was not a fight, it was a repeated, aggravated assault on a helpless man cling to the outside rail of a bridge. Despite what may have transpired prior, the assailant was relentless and escalatory in his assaults until the victim succumbed and plummeted into the water.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Certainly that someone nearby could have jumped in the water to help him before the arrival of the police, who might have waited for the divers or other rescuers. But they did not want to be involved too.

Easy too say by watching images and sitting behind a computer. If the guy was drunk, he might have drown quickly.

The perpetrators will be found soon and severely punished. I am convinced the J police and prosecutors will act responsibly

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Oh, just watched the second video. Cruel

I now think that people filming could have screamed at the guy and do something. They look to be on the other side

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Thanks for reconsidering @didou 8:09pm:

“certainly someone nearby could have help him before the arrival of the police, But they did not want to be involved too. Easy too say by watching images and sitting behind a computer.” -

@8:13pm:

“Oh, just watched the 2nd video. Cruel - I now think people filming could have screamed at the guy and do something. They look to be on the other side.” -

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Yes. As foreigners were wary of having any involvement turned on Us. But, I’m relatively certain many would, at least, voice our objections while moving closer to the scene and hopefully, the lone, coward assailant would relent and escape.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Apparently the police in Osaka will do their best after they analyze all of the cameras in around that area. There's no way he can get away. Of course we have to assume it was a brawl and nationality will play a big role in this. He is probably lawyering up and awaiting to turn himself in on the pretense of self defense. (questions) why didn't anybody help? Was he alone? Was the other man alone? Was this a hate crime? Was there tension before this fight? RIP is all I can add to this story. Sad to see no one does anything these days. So sad... half of the blame goes to bystanders not doing anything to stop this from going this far.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Why the people filming did nothing??..

That coward deserve the gallows, I hope police get that SOAB soon..

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Saw the video. Savage. Poor guy was just trying to hang on while the Japanese guy kicked and stomped on his head. He just walks away after like he threw away the trash. Hopefully this video will help identify him. Should be enough there to charge with murder. Of course, he'll claim he was drunk and doesn't remember anything and will be let off with the customary slap on the wrist.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Reprehensible on the part of the perpetrator(s), police, and everyone else who stood by and did nothing.

It's has to do with how justice system in Japan treat people with good intention that willing to help, it happens in Japan when someone try to stop pervert in train, he will be processed longer than actual pervert. Even he is not criminal. That also happened to other cases.

This article has more information about that incident

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/japanese-police-identify-vietnamese-man-killed-in-osaka/205739.vnp

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Death by Dotanburi Bridge. There really needs to be safety devises along the bridge. It is hard to get to the water's edge to save the victim if he or she falls into the wrong part of the canal. Also, the bottom of the canal is littered with all sort of lethal junk. That said, I agree with the other posters about the slow response of the police and the quality of the dastard who threw that poor fellow off the bridge.

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Nick Harrison: " Sad that at 8:20pm in one of the busiest areas of Osaka, no one helped him."

Well, don't forget this is the land where a woman was taken by knife point into a toilet and raped while the rest of the shinkansen passengers pretended to be asleep while the whole thing went on undisturbed.

In any case, all of this could have been avoided with some simple lockdown measures, especially on the drinking establishments the government is always demonizing as the source of this spread of the virus. In any case, I doubt they'll spend much time looking for the perpetrators.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Here is a high res video of victim and perpetrator partying just minutes before the incident.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWO8ZrD06sw

3 ( +3 / -0 )

My Japanese friend said he bet this was Vietnamese people as soon as he heard the news... He was right

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Smithinjapqn

Lockdown measures, what a ridiculous comment to make. Maybe we should all be in lockdown forever so no street crime can ever occur. The Covid Conspiracy Theorists even put their agenda into a tragic death.

I live near this area and there definitely quite a few nutters about, many taking amphetamines or similar drugs. You have to be cautious, best to avoid those types, easy to spot if you know the area.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

The videos were sickening and I'm sorry I watched them. If they do not get these guys, well...there's too much evidence for them to walk. They have to get them. In the States, they'd all be done up for murder and they'd be gone at least 20 years. Here, maybe only the one and, maybe, what, like 7? As for intervening, not me. I admire anyone who thinks they can do it and who thinks they'd know what to do. Maybe if I knew Brazilian jiu jitsu. I do not. That video is going to give me nightmares. How can someone have such little value for life?

10 ( +10 / -0 )

How cruel. No one came to the aid of the victim and some people just want to film and not help.

Today's phone addicts.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

smithinjapanAug. 3  10:13 pm JST

Nick Harrison: " Sad that at 8:20pm in one of the busiest areas of Osaka, no one helped him."

Well, don't forget this is the land where a woman was taken by knife point into a toilet and raped while the rest of the shinkansen passengers pretended to be asleep while the whole thing went on undisturbed.

It was not shinkansen but JR Hokuriku Line Express Thunderbird and There's no such knife pointing. Sure

there were some who realized something wrong with that guy and a crying girl but would be impossible entire passengers in the cart knew what went on. Do not exaggerate

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Here is a high res video of victim and perpetrator partying just minutes before the incident.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWO8ZrD06sw

This shows the Vietnamese was not alone, drinking and dancing under the bridge right before the incident. Where were those other guys? when this guy was in trouble with a reportedly Japanese guy or even when he was drowning.

Listen to what two witnesses. "some tried to help him out of river, but went nuts, some threw a bottle onto his head drowning, and then went into fight again...." you can hardly understand what happened. It looks like complete insane zoo at night around here?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Possible hate crime.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Kicks to the head are enough to kill!

If the perpetrator was Japanese then he should be tried for murder.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Not good ‘optics’ for Japan, @oldman_13 5:34pm:

“Possible hate crime.”

You realize the perpetrator may be one of your fellow countrymen?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

A shocking video, looks they were drinking together before from some videos posted here.

Surely others in the group can name the attacker shouldnt be that hard to track him down

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The movie maker should go to prison as well for not doing anything to save the mans life.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

The bystanders and the perpetrators are all "Gutless wonders" !!! People that stand by and film these criminal acts need to be held accountable as well ! Maybe a "manslaughter" charge for these idiots on twitter !

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

So a murder plea will be expected. Quite interesting to see how long this loser will spend in the nick.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"The movie maker should go to prison as well for not doing anything to save the mans life."

I guess you know the video came from a Vietnamese? It was a Japanese who called the police? You know this right?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Was the perpetrator actually Japanese? Looks more Vietnamese to me. Still If the Police can't catch him with so many videos circulating then there is definitely something very fishy!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

"Possible hate crime."

Dude, they were drunk.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

If filming this aids the police, then it will have been a good act. People here are making tons of assumptions about who did and didn’t do what and when. As for intervening, what would you have done? Do you recommend anyone to get involved? Anyone of any size and ability? I agree that it’s good if there’s someone who can but I don’t think I could have. I would recommend the average person to call the police. Scream as well and try to get their attention. Scream murder. But I wouldn’t advise the average man or women to physically get in between. A person who does, has my admiration.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

It was not a fight,

LOL, dude it was a fight and the Vietnamese lost.

Despite what may have transpired prior,

Even the Vietnamese started the fight and came at the Japanese guy?

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Yes, why is this site reporting that the perpetrator is Japanese when nowhere else is?

It's highly likely that it was one of the victim's fellow countrymen.

Listening to the audio, you can hear the killer saying something just after the victim falls in the water, and it doesn't sound like Japanese to me.

Anyway, whatever his nationality, I hope they catch him quickly.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

How Sad, this has NOTHING to do with being Japanese or a foreigner, I am surprised that the article even states that, this is a fight between people which happens every hour, but sadly resulted in death, that's all there is to it.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

This reminds me of bunch of drunken fools who flipped over a minitruck at Center avenue at Shibuya on Halloween spree. It's a ZOO.  You don't open the gate and step into the cage at ZOO to stop drunken animals fighting each other.

Is Vancouver still prohibiting drinking alcohol outside public places? Ban drinking outside regardless of covid19 even sacrificing Japanese legend Hanami. Zoo should be all closed.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Should be a very short trial...

Play the video.....

Guilty!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

FACT

Victim is Vietnamese

The person who shot the video is also Vietnamese.

The filmmaker in the other video speaks Chinese.

The nationality of the perpetrator is unknown.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

It was a Japanese woman who reported the incident to the police.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Listening to the audio, you can hear the killer saying something just after the victim falls in the water, and it doesn't sound like Japanese to me.

assuming its not some other people nearby shouting something, agree that it doesn't sound like japanese.

probably in-fighting amongst a group of viets, maybe over a girl or who should pay for the next drinks etc. the guy in the white looks like he is wearing some kind of business shirt?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Why did nobody rush over and restrain that psycho? And then he just walked away and nobody went after him? Drunk or not, nobody deserves that. Rip

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Why is everyone so concerned with the nationality of the people involved?! What difference does it make where anyone involved is from?!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

SanjinosebleedToday  09:46 am JST

Was the perpetrator actually Japanese? Looks more Vietnamese to me. Still If the Police can't catch him with so many videos circulating then there is definitely something very fishy!

FNN says the perp was a foreigner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ806qquCCw

It's not " thrown off the bridge" but ”off the fence of riverside passage under the bridge" where these guys

including this Vietnamese having a spree.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Why is everyone so concerned with the nationality of the people involved?! What difference does it make where anyone involved is from?!

because a japanese person wouldnt do that; of course such barbarious action is at the hands of a foreigner, the result of importing foreign labor from SE asian countries

/s

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Mainichi also reported that the perpetrator was also a foreigner based on eyewitness testimony.

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20210802/k00/00m/040/346000c

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The helpless deceased guy may have had his last drinking not knowing it would end in such a tragic way. Looks like he tried to hold on to the rail but the cruel guy just took his hand off and through the victim into the water as if it was nothing. Hopefully he too will have his last drink that is in the brink!!!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I am being told that the perp was part Vietnamese and has been caught. Could be a rumor but this is what the Vietnamese online are saying.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Latest News

https://nordot.app/795824902258294784?c=39546741839462401

The perpetrator was a foreigner in his twenties and an acquaintance of the victim's Vietnamese.

He had been arrested for illegal residency on the 3rd, the day after the incident.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Latest News

https://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/219920

The perpetrator was a 26-year-old unemployed Dominican.

He was an acquaintance who had been drinking with the victim before the incident.

The motive is still unknown.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Sharing such videos just encourages the practice. It also upsets family of victims.

Give the guy some dignity and stop sharing video of his murder.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Alcohol can be a two-edged sword.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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