Five men died and another man remains in a coma after the station wagon they were traveling in plunged into a dam in Kawachinagano, Osaka Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. on a bridge crossing the Takihata dam. Fuji TV reported that the men were on their way back from a barbecue at a nearby campsite. The station wagon crashed through a wire fence and plunged about 10 meters into the dam.
Police said four men in their 50s and one in his 60s were in a state of cardio-pulmonary arrest when their bodies were recovered. They were taken to hospital where their deaths were confirmed on Sunday night. The sixth passenger, a man in his 20s, remains in a coma, police said.
The men all worked for an Osaka construction company.© Japan Today