Man dressed as a fairy mascot dies from heatstroke in Japanese theme park after rehearsal of dance at temperatures above 82F
- The part-time worker Yohei Yamaguchi lost consciousness after 20 minutes of dancing
- He was wearing a 16 kg fairy suit in Hirakata amusement park in Japan
- The 28-year-old is one of the 11 victims alleged by the unreasonable heat wave
A man dressed as a fairy mascot died in a Japanese theme park after a sunstroke, while the temperatures in the country rise above 30 ° C.
Part-time park worker Yohei Yamaguchi had participated in a dance rehearsal in Hirakata amusement park, Osaka, for less than half an hour before losing consciousness.
He was asked to wear the 16 kg suit at temperatures above 82F (28C).
Japan is currently in the grip of an unreasonable heat wave, which claimed 11 lives after the rainy season last week.
A man dressed as a fairy died in Hirakata amusement park in Osaka, Japan, after being asked to perform during the heat of the country. (Pictured) The entrance to the Hirakata amusement park
He was wearing the 16 kg suit 20 minutes before he lost consciousness on Sunday around 8 p.m. The park operator has suspended all performances with costumes after the tragedy. (Pictured) An actor dressed as an eleven entertained guests in the theme park
The 28-year-old had been on stage with 10 other park employees who played his role as a magical fairy character living in the park before collapsing on Sunday at 7.30 p.m.
A female employee called emergency services at 8 p.m., but they could not save him, Asahi Shimbun reports.
The Osaka police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.
The park operator has suspended all versions with character equipment, in response to his death, and apologized for the tragedy.
& # 39; We will find its cause and try to prevent it from happening again & quot ;, said Keihan Leisure Service in a statement
The country's meteorological agency said the temperatures in the East Asian country reached 92F (33.2C) on Sunday, before it dropped to around 82F (28C) at 8 p.m.
Temperatures have risen above 30 degrees in the country during unreasonable weather. (Pictured): The heat makes tourists in Tokyo blinded today
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