67-year-old man dies after falling from the roof of his house while removing snow, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture
TAKAYAMA CITY – At around 1:40 p.m. on the afternoon of January 11, a wife found her 67-year-old man collapsed in the yard while he was removing snow from the roof of his house in Kamikiri-machi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture.
The man was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead about an hour later. The Takayama Police Department is investigating the possibility that the man accidentally fell down while removing snow.
According to the station, the man’s house is a two-story building with a roof height of about 6 meters. He had been removing snow from the roof at around 1:30 p.m. on the same day. When his wife, who was inside the house, heard a bang, she went outside and found the man lying on the ground in the yard. The man is believed to have hit his head hard.
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