Tragedy struck a mother and daughter driving home from the young woman's Coming-of-Age Day ceremony on Sunday afternoon when their car went off the road and plunged into the sea in Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture.
Although Monday was Coming-of-Age Day in Japan, in many areas, events were held on Sunday.
NTV quoted police as saying that the mother, identified as Miaki Matsushima, 51, was driving her 20-year-old daughter home at around 4 p.m. when the car failed to take a curve and plunged into the sea. The daughter was able to get out of the car and swim to the surface for help.
Rescue personnel took Matsushima to hospital where she was pronounced dead about four hours later.© Japan Today