• Kyodo


Three people were found dead Monday morning in the rubble of a two-story home gutted by fire in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, police said.

Hideki Ashida, 51, a company employee, his 14-year-old daughter, Yukari, and son, Tomoki, 11, were believed killed in a fire that broke out at 5:45 a.m., police said.

Ashida’s wife, Hatsumi, 44, jumped from the second floor and escaped with slight burns, they said.