• Kyodo


A total of 10 people were killed in residential fires in four prefectures in northeastern and southwestern Japan, police and firefighters said Friday.

Three bodies were found in the ruins of a residential fire in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, which occurred at the home of Fumio Mizuno, 64, at around 11:35 p.m. Thursday. The three are believed to be his 88-year-old mother, 62-year-old wife and 8-year-old grandson, who were unaccounted for following the fire.

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