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In London, a coroner said the death of a Buddhist monk from Japan last August was accidental — he was killed after slipping and falling under the blades of his runaway tractor lawnmower. [Read story]

In Australia, a toddler was run over by a ride-on lawnmower. It is believed the boy ran behind the mower while his father was reversing the machine. [Read story]

READ THIS: In New Zealand, a man faced court charges for drunk-driving — he cruised home on a ride-on lawnmower!

Richard Gunn, 52, pleaded guilty but defended his actions, saying he drove on the sidewalks. He said while the mower did not have a fitted headlight, he was wearing a light strapped to his head in the style of a miner’s helmet. [Read story]