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Report: Confusion delayed Akihabara aid
Conflicting radio information and disorder at the scene of the street rampage in Tokyo's Akihabara district in June confused ambulance crews, resulting in the delayed transfer of victims to hospitals, according to a Tokyo metropolitan government panel report.
Based on the report, to be released Friday, the Tokyo Fire Department plans to review its first-aid standards for emergency cases.
In the incident, in which seven people were killed and 10 others were injured, the ambulance crews utilized a triage system, under which people are organized into differently prioritized groups based on the …