A 45-year-old woman and her two young children were found dead in their car after it drove off a pier into the sea in Saiki, Oita Prefecture, on Friday night.
According to police, the car was seen parked at a pier at the Nabuto fishing port for a few hours on Friday evening., Fuji TV reported. Then at around 8:30 p.m., a witness called 110 to report that the car drove off the pier and plunged into the sea.
Police said the car was pulled out from water about two meters deep, some 10 meters from the pier. The woman, Hinako Kimoto, her son Tsuyoshi, 10, and her daughter Shoko, 8, were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident, including the possibility of murder-suicide.© Japan Today