Two young brothers aged 5 and 1 died in a residential fire early Wednesday morning in Fujidera, Osaka Prefecture, police and firefighters said. Three other family members suffered light injuries, police said,
According to police, emergency services received a call at about 12:30 a.m. reporting a fire at the 200-sq-meter residence, TV Asahi reported. It took firefighters about 90 minutes to put out the fire. Much of the two-story wooden home was destroyed, police said.
The two dead children were identified as Teppei Yamane, 5, and his younger brother Ryuhei, police said. The two boys lived with their 7-year-old sister, their mother and grandfather, police said.
Firefighters said the fire appears to have started in the first floor kitchen, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today