• Kyodo


A fire destroyed a house in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Sunday afternoon, and rescuers found the charred body of a man believed to have been a 78-year-old occupant of the house, officials said.

According to police, the wooden house of Kiyoshi Hosokawa caught fire around 12:50 p.m. The body believed to be that of Hosokawa was found after the fire had been put out.

His family said Hosokawa suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. He lived with his 74-year-old wife in a wooden annex connected to the house of their daughter’s family. Hosokawa was alone at the time of the fire.

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