4-year-old boy dies in tractor accident
Police said Monday that a 4-year-old boy died after he fell off a tractor and was caught by the rear rotor blades at a farm in Kasumigaura, Ibaraki Prefecture.
According to police, the boy—identified as Taiju Ozeki—was with his 79-year-old great-grandfather on a tractor in a rice paddy at about 11:40 a.m. on Sunday when the accident occurred, TBS reported Monday. The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said that there were no side doors or seat belts on the tractor.