SENDAI CITY, Japan (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Three accidental deaths caused by reckless yo-yoing have authorities in Sendai City, Japan, at the end of their ropes.
The most recent case involves a 12-year-old boy who was flung onto a train track after his yo-yo became entwined around a railroad switching arm.
Another yo-yo death occurred after a 7-year-old girl tried swinging from a tree by wrapping her yo-yo around a branch, and the branch broke and crushed her to death.
The most violent yo-yo death occurred in April when two 11- year-old twins tried to walk the dog at the same time on a city street. The boys tripped over each other and were mowed down by a drunk elderly driver.
Local authorities plan on incorporating a yo-yo safety course
when schools open later this year.
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