The bodies of four children and two adults were found in the wreckage of a burned-out car in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Thursday night, police said Friday.
Police said they received a call just after 11 p.m. from a witness who said that a car was burning, Fuji TV reported. Emergency services battled the blaze for around 30 minutes before putting it out.
Police confirmed that four of the six bodies recovered from the charred remains of the car were children, but emergency workers were unable to ascertain the gender, Fuji TV reported.
A gasoline canister was found in the wreck, leading police to suspect that the six died as part of a forced suicide.© Japan Today