• Kyodo


An elderly couple and their two grandsons were killed earlier this week in a fire that gutted their house in Kawatana, Nagasaki Prefecture, police said Wednesday.

The police identified the couple as Hisao Kanaya, 74, and his wife, Tomie, 70, but were unable to find the bodies of Hiroya Shigemoto, 5, and Takumi Shigemoto, 3, both from nearby Kumamoto Prefecture, until Wednesday morning. The fire occurred at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, they said.

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