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Japan: 27 people feared dead in building fire in Osaka

The fire broke out on the 4th or 5th floor of an 8-story building in a shopping and entertainment area on Friday, NHK said.

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OSAKA Updated on: December 17, 2021 9:22 IST
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Firefighters stand on a floor at a building where a fire broke out in Osaka, western Japan on Friday. 

Highlights

  • The fire broke out on the fourth or fifth floor of an eight-story building
  • Twenty-eight people were believed to be affected
  • The cause of the fire and other details were not immediately known

Japan’s NHK says a fire broke out in a building in Osaka in western Japan and 27 people are feared dead.

The fire broke out on the fourth or fifth floor of an eight-story building in a shopping and entertainment area on Friday, NHK said.

Twenty-eight people were believed to be affected, 27 of whom were found in a state of heart and lung failure, NHK reported.

The cause of the fire and other details were not immediately known.

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