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6 found dead after fire in Japan’s northeast

Six people were found dead early Thursday after a fire at a wooden house in Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, local police said.

Firefighters received an emergency call at around 11:05 p.m. about the fire in the town of Ono. The fire was extinguished about an hour later.

A total of nine people including children lived in the house owned by 61-year-old Tsuneyoshi Shiota. Two of the residents have been confirmed to be safe.

All — Kyodo News+

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