• Kyodo


Police raided the offices of a construction firm Tuesday on suspicion the company failed to take appropriate measures to prevent a fire at one of its building sites in suburban Tokyo last month, which caused five deaths and numerous injuries.

Hazama Ando Corp. released a statement saying it will “fully cooperate” with the investigation into the cause of the fire that broke out on the afternoon of July 26 in the city of Tama.

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