A four-year-old boy and his two-year-old sister died after a fire destroyed their apartment Friday in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward.
According to police, flames were seen coming from the third-floor apartment in Kameari at around 2:30 p.m., NTV reported. Twenty-three fire trucks were mobilized to fight the blaze which took about one hour to extinguish. The two children were taken to hospital where they died about three hours later.
The two children and their three siblings lived with father, 33, and mother 31. The father was at work, while the mother had gone out shopping. The three other children were not home at the time.
The parents said they had left a few lighters in the apartment and firefighters said the children might have been playing with them.© Japan Today