11 elders killed as fire and explosions engulf homeless facility in Sapporo

A total of 11 people were killed by a fire and explosions at a facility for senior homeless people in Sapporo, northern Japan, late Wednesday night, police said. The victims were among 16 residents of the three-storey facility run by a local organisation ... ( read original story ...)

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... northern Japan. The fire broke out before midnight Thursday in Sapporo, the main city on the island of Hokkaido. (Yuya Shino/Kyodo News via AP) Kyodo News service says the building was a former inn that had been rented by the operator of the facility. ( read original story ...)

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