Japanese Schoolgirl Speared in Head by Javelin

A Japanese schoolgirl was in intensive care Tuesday after being speared in the head by a javelin while taking part in track and field training, an official said.

The 2.6 metre 8 ft 6 ins javelin became lodged in the 15-year-olds head after being thrown by a student on campus at Fukuyama Heisei University in western Hiroshima prefecture on Monday, the university official said.

The girl was training at the university with a group of fellow high school students when the accident happened.

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