Three people died in a fire at their apartment house in Nagoya early Friday morning.
According to police, flames were seen coming from the 2nd floor of the two-story wooden apartment building in Showa Ward at around 12:50 a.m. Friday. TBS reported that 21 fire engines were mobilized to the scene and it took firefighters about five hours to extinguish the blaze.
The apartment building and two next-door buildings were destroyed.
The building is occupied by four people on the two floors. TBS quoted police as saying that two bodies found on the second floor were those of an elderly couple, while the third body on the first floor was a man. The fourth resident escaped uninjured.© Japan Today