One Japanese Woman Killed, Another Injured in Guatemala


Sao Paulo, Nov. 5 (Jiji Press)--Two Japanese women in their 20s have been killed and seriously injured, respectively, in a home in Guatemala, it was learned on Monday.

Local media reported that they may have been attacked by a robber or robbers.

The Japanese embassy in the Central American country said that on Sunday one woman was found killed in the home in the Peten province, northern Guatemala, and the other was taken to a hospital after being badly wounded.

According to local news reports, the killed woman was identified as Yurika Kimoto, 26, and the injured as Chie Morosawa, 28. Kimoto appeared to have been hit on the head and other parts of her body while Morosawa, who was living with Kimoto, was stabbed.

The two, members of the Jehovah's Witnesses religious group, have been in Santa Ana, central Peten, for some three years for missionary work.

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