BFF-41 Two killed in paragliding accident in Japan

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Two killed in paragliding accident in Japan

TOKYO, June 30, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) – Two people were killed in a
paragliding accident Saturday in Gunma prefecture, eastern Japan, local media
reported.

According to the report, the accident occurred at a local paragliding
school where a 36-year-old man from Tokyo and his local trainer crashed into
the ground from some 30 meters in the air.

The trainer, who had some 20 years of experience in paragliding, was
steering the glider when the accident happened, said the report.

The accident happened just five minutes after they took off from the
ground.

The two people were sent to a hospital after the crash and later confirmed
dead.

Local police are still investigating the situation.

BSS/XINHUA/ARS/1755 hrs