Ac­tor’s samu­rai sword stab­bing

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AN ac­tor has died af­ter get­ting stabbed in the stom­ach dur­ing a re­hearsal with what is be­lieved to be ei­ther a real or mock samu­rai sword.

Po­lice say they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether the death was crim­i­nal or ac­ci­den­tal.

Daigo Kashino, a 33-year-old theatre-group ac­tor, was re­hears­ing with sev­eral peo­ple at a Tokyo stu­dio on Mon­day when the in­ci­dent oc­curred.

He was rushed to a hos­pi­tal but died hours later.

Me­dia re­ports in­di­cated no­body wit­nessed what ex­actly hap­pened or how it hap­pened.

Pub­lic broad­caster NHK re­ported other mem­bers of the group re­hears­ing with Mr Kashino said they saw him hunched over as they turned around af­ter hear­ing him groan.

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