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First-grader dies after choking on fish cake

By Catherine Chung

Published : June 14, 2018 - 13:33

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A 7-year-old girl who choked on an after-school snack died Wednesday in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, police said.

According to local authorities, the victim was eating fish cake provided by her elementary school when she choked around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. 

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She was rushed to Cheonan’s Dankook University Hospital via a helicopter. Doctors reportedly found her in a coma upon arrival. The victim was receiving treatment in the intensive care unit when she died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to reports.

Police said they plan to question the teacher who was overseeing the after-school program and other school authorities over whether the child received emergency first aid treatment and the exact details of the fatal incident.

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