The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday indicted six people on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death in connection with a 2001 fire in the Kabukicho entertainment district that killed 44 people.

Those indicted include Shigeo Segawa, owner of the four-story Meisei 56 building in Shinjuku Ward, the site of the blaze, and Kazuo Yamada, whose firm, Kurume Kosan, managed the building.

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