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Remains of 2 people found in car destroyed by fire in Aichi


The remains of two people were found inside a car that was destroyed by fire at a port in Mihama, Aichi Prefecture, police said Tuesday.

According to police, a passerby spotted the car ablaze in a parking lot at around 8:35 p.m. Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. It took firefighters about 40 minutes to extinguish the fire.

Police said the the remains of two people, whose gender could not be ascertained, were found inside the vehicle.

Police said they are trying to trace the vehicle’s owner and determine the cause of the fire. A person who was near the parking lot said he heard what sounded like an explosion just before the car burst into flames.

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This may be more common than you might think. One day I was cycling around Meiji Jingu Park when I found the road blocked by cops and tape. Looked like the fire service was extinguishing a small fire, not big enough to justify the large police presence or the road being blocked such a distance away. I thought it might be something like a terrorist bomb. I went back after the road was re-opened, everything was cleaned up but the road surface and paving stones still had scorch marks showing the outline of a car.

My guess is that the emergency services have enough experience of similar suicide events to want to protect the general public from seeing a burning car with people dying inside. So sad .....

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Mob hit. Covering their tracks.

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