11:04 pm - 05/10/2012
AKB48’s Takahashi Minami cuts her hair due to fire accident
On May 9th, it was reported that AKB48’s Takahashi Minami cut her hair after being involved in a fire incident.
According to persons concerned with the investigation, the incident happened on May 4th around 2:30 pm. Before going in to work, Takahashi went shopping at a clothing store in Sarugakucho, Shibuya. She had been carrying a paper bag from a different store in her right hand. The shop was decorated with aroma candles, and one of the candles lit Takahashi’s paper bag on fire. The fire was immediately put out by the store clerks, and no one was hurt.
At the time of the incident, Takahashi said that she smelled something burning. She then realized that her bag was on fire. After the fire alarm went off, a store clerk called 119 (Emergency Telephone Number in Japan).
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Takamina apologized for worrying people (because of the rumors about the fire), not just because she cut her hair.