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Taiwanese tourists hurt in deer rampage in Japan

Published on Apr 14, 2014 1:03 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Visitors to one of Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.

The two women, both 54 years old, took a tumble on Sunday morning after being startled by the creature near the railway station in Nikko, an area known for its historic temples, a police spokesman said on Monday.

The animal charged towards the pair before bolting into a nearby shop where it smashed dozens of bottles and then ran off into nearby woods, the spokesman said.

"The tourist season will be in full swing soon," he said, adding: "We wanted to get the word out and tell people what happened."

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