LONDON — A policeman in Japan has died after he accidentally hit his head on a snow bank.

Police officers across the globe have taken to social media in the aftermath of the incident.

On Friday, the city’s police force posted a message on Twitter in which it said a 29-year-old man had died.

Police said the man was a police officer and was a member of the Kyozenji Police Academy.

The agency said the incident took place at around 5:45 a.m. on Friday on the streets of the northern Japanese city of Yokohama.

Police were looking for the driver of the car and asked anyone who had seen the suspect to call police.

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