A 77-year-old woman was found unconscious on Thursday in the backyard of a house in Furano, Hokkaido. She was taken to hospital but died about three hours later. Police said she had been bitten by her neighbor's dog.
Toki Fukao, 77, was found unconscious by the 61-year-old owner of the dog in the backyard of his house at around 2 p.m. According to police, Fukao had injuries on her arms consistent with having been bitten by the 70-80 centimeter tall dog which was chained at the time. Police said Fukao who suffered from heart disease may have died of shock after having been bitten.© Japan Today