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Akihabara marks deadly rampage

Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district marked on Tuesday the second anniversary of a man's murderous rampage.

Tomohiro Kato, a 27-year-old former temporary worker, is on trial for running down pedestrians with a rented truck in a part of the district closed to vehicle traffic on the Sunday afternoon of June 8, 2008, exiting the vehicle and stabbing random targets with a dagger. He left seven people dead and 10 injured.

At a memorial set up at the intersection where the rampage took place, people, including survivors, placed bouquets and offered prayers.

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