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Man dies, woman in coma after jumping from love hotel room on fire


A man in his 40s died and a woman in her 30s is in a coma after they jumped from the third-floor window of a love hotel to escape a fire in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on Saturday.

According to police and firefighters, the fire broke out at the Hotel Sky, about 600 meters north of JR Ikebukuro Station, at 3 p.m. Fuji TV reported. Witnesses on the street saw the man and woman jump from the window and fall 15 meters to the sidewalk.

The man was bleeding from the head. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The woman also suffered a head injury and remained in a coma on Saturday night, police said.

It took firefighters about one hour to extinguish the blaze which started in the couple's room. The fire destroyed the 15-square-meter room.

Police said the couple checked in to the hotel at around 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Crazy story, what were they doing besides the obvious that set the room on fire? And couldn't they call the hotel operator and ask them to unlock the door.

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Time to ban hotels then.....

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

That's what happens when you're smoking in bed (pun intended).

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Sounds like they didn't wanna face getting busted being there and took the quickest way out (suicide) to avoid the news and police investigation. 80% of couples visiting love hotels are having affairs, this is easy to prove by setting up a camera near the entrance and watch how many back away after spotting the camera, they aren't running away because they are shy about privacy either.

-24 ( +3 / -27 )

Smoking claims another victim. It would have been lung cancer 20 years from now anyway.

Yes, probably one or both were married hence the jumping out the window.

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probably one or both were married hence the jumping out the window.

More likely the fire blocked their exit. The entrances to most love hotels that I've seen (not patronized mind you) are purposely not directly visible from the street.

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80% of couples visiting love hotels are having affairs

So? And I will tell you that in over 30 years of marriage my wife and I have visited countless numbers of love hotels. Nice way to keep the fire lit!

I wonder from which hat you own that you pulled that 80% number from?

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Why are so many people assuming they were smoking in bed? There are many causes of fire, especially if it was a themed room with any number of possibilities.

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The fire could have been caused by an electrical fault, or candles, i wish people would not jump to conclusions, before the fire department have undergone an investigation into the cause of the fire.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

people immediately made all sorts of assumptions and nasty comments?

This is JT, folks who post here love to assume all sorts of things. Dont let it get to you.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Smoking in bed. Red hot love.

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@Yubaru, you're spot-on with that comment. Far too many assumptions, here, and with other JT stories. I used to say to my ad agency account execs and other staff that if you "assume" anything about a client's needs, you risk turning yourself into the first three letters of that word.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Note to self....be sure to pack parachute when patronizing these types of establishments

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Question: Isnt there a Fire & Safety regulation for such establishments ?

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Question: Isnt there a Fire & Safety regulation for such establishments ?

Yes of course there are. Better question would be, "Were the fire and safety regulations being followed" and a follow up would be "When is the last time, if ever, that the FD did a safety check?"

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Very tragic.. I can't imagine what a nightmare these 2 went through if their only escape or option was to jump out of a window to their possible deaths..

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hopefully they had a few moments of happiness before this tragedy.

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