Fourteen people were injured at a tug-of-war event in Akishima, Tokyo, on Sunday after a 30-year-old rope broke, causing participants to fall.
According to TV Asahi, around 170 people of all ages were taking part in the traditional tug-of-war event being held at a school sports day when the incident occurred. Police said the rope snapped during the event, resulting in several injuries, including a broken arm sustained by a 10-year-old girl.
"At first I didn't know what had happened. I just found myself falling over. Then the dust settled and I realized that the rope has broken and everyone had fallen over like dominoes," one participant told TV Asahi.© Japan Today