Shonen Knife’s Mana ‘China’ Nishiura dies

Mana “China” Nishiura, former drummer of Japanese band Shonen Knife, has been killed in a car crash whilst on tour in the US with current band DMBQ. The band’s tour bus was clipped by a car, before rolling down an embankment
and into the path of an oncoming pickup truck. Nishiura was flung from the vehicle in the incident, which happened near Pennsville, New Jersey, on Friday, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The four other members of the band and their manager were all taken to hospital for treatment for injuries described as “not serious”.

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