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Blade fragment found in girl's lunch at southwest Japan day care center

This photo shows the Anan city hall in Tokushima Prefecture. (Mainichi)

TOKUSHIMA -- The city of Anan in the western Japan prefecture of Tokushima announced that a blade fragment became mixed up with a school lunch served at a day care center on Feb. 25.

The sharp object reportedly measured 5 millimeters by 2 millimeters. A girl in the class for 5-year-olds at Hanoura Sakura day care center is said to have noticed it in a mouthful of food and spat it out. She is said to have suffered no injuries.

An investigation by the child care center found that one of the knives used for preparing the lunches had a tip missing. On Feb. 26, the center issued a written apology to the children's guardians.


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