Japan’s ex-leader dies after being shot | Ratopati

JULY 8: Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died, according to Japan’s national broadcaster.

Abe, 67, who remains Japan’s longest serving prime minister, was shot while giving a campaign speech.

The suspected attacker – reported to be a man in his 40s – was tackled at the scene and arrested.

 Abe sustained wounds on the right side of his neck and left clavicle after being shot, Nara city Fire Department has confirmed.

Officials earlier said Abe was shot in the neck in chest, causing significant internal bleeding, and is receiving a blood transfusion in attempts to save his life, his brother said.

With inputs from BBC 

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