Saitama cops: Boy dies after head gets stuck in car trunk

A boy died after he was found with his head stuck in a car trunk (TV Asahi)
A boy died after he was found with his head stuck in a car trunk in Kawaguchi City (TV Asahi)

SAITAMA (TR) – An 8-year-old boy died after he was found with his head stuck in the trunk of a car in Kawaguchi City, police said on Thursday.

Police said the second-grade boy was found with his head stuck in the car’s storage compartment under its trunk and was unable to move at around 7 p.m. at his house’s parking space on Wednesday, reports Nippon News Network (Mar. 9).

The boy’s death was confirmed about four hours after he was rushed to a hospital.

He likely leaned over the backseat trying to retrieve a basketball from the car’s trunk storage space when he fell head-first and became stuck, police said.

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