3 perish in house fire in Saitama Pref


Three people were killed in a fire that destroyed their house in Hanyu, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday morning.

According to police and firefighters, flames were seen coming from the two-story wooden home at around 1:30 a.m. by a passerby who called 119, Fujii TV reported. 

The fire took about 90 minutes to extinguish. Three bodies were found inside the ruins. They were later identified as Koji Taniguchi, 80, his 79-year-old wife and their 54-year-old son.

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Dangerous time of the year with the cold and people using oil fires.

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really sad to hear about this. rest in peace

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That's happening all too frequently here in Japan, particularly amongst the Elderly.

Buy Smoke Detectors, and invest in a fire extinguisher for every floor you have, Plus if you're able come up with an escape plan, if the exit is blocked.

Maybe an odd Christmas/Birthday Present to buy your Parents, but one, which may Save both them and yourself.

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