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"DOUGH!!!": Woman chokes to death in bread-eating contest
KOBE -- A 38-year-old woman taking part in an eating competition died after she choked on bread, police said.
The noodle and bread eating contest was held in front of a public hall in Fukusaki, Hyogo Prefecture on Saturday.
A housewife from Himeji was scoffing bread when she suddenly had trouble breathing and fell unconscious.
She was taken to hospital, where doctors declared her dead about nine hours later.
Police believe the bread had caused her to choke. A total of 27 people took part in the contest. (Mainichi Shimbun, Japan, Nov. 7, 2004)
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