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Four people were found dead in the rubble of a house that burned down Tuesday morning in Hanamigawa Ward in the city of Chiba, police and firefighters said.

The fire broke out around 4:15 a.m. and was put out about 3½ hours later. The four, who are believed to be among seven people who were living in the wooden house, were pronounced dead soon afterward, the police and firefighters said.

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