Emergency medical transport of Tokyo citizen at cherry blossom viewing spiking up

 

From 3/31/2012 to 4/7/2012, 36 people at cherry blossom viewing were transported for emergency medical care in Tokyo, Tokyo fire dep reported on 4/7/2012.
It’s supposed to be acute alcohol intoxication.
Cherry blossom viewing is a Japanese traditional activity to picnic around cherry blossom trees. They usually lie on the ground, have food and drink outside.

It was 20 people in 2010, 8 people in 2011. 36 cases is already as double as 2010 almost.

19 of them were in 20s, 4 were in 10s.
7 of them were serious enough to be hospitalized.
花見の救急搬送が東京で急増しています。東京消防庁が4/7に発表したところによると、2010年には20人、2011年には自粛モードで8人だったものの、今年は3/31から4/7午前までにすでに36人を超え、2010年の2倍近くに登っています。急性アルコール中毒ということです。
36人の搬送者のうち19人が20代、4人が10代でした。入院が必要とされた搬送者も7人いました。

 

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