A 3-year-old girl was killed by her own father in what police believe to have been a tragic accident.
According to police, Hiroto Haneda, 31, was cutting weeds in the garden of his home in Taketa, Oita Prefecture, with a brush cutter at around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, when his eldest daughter, Erika, approached him from behind, TV Asahi reported. Haneda told police that he was unaware that his daughter was behind him, and as he turned, she walked into the path of the spinning blade.
Erika sustained a laceration to her throat and was rushed to hospital where she died four hours later, police said. Police say they do not suspect foul play and that the cause of the accident is under investigation.© Japan Today