A fire at a psychiatric hospital in North Osaka has killed at least 27 people. Japan, This Friday (17). Police are investigating whether the fire was intentional.
More than 20 deaths have been confirmed, according to the Asahi TV network. A director of the fire brigade in Osaka said 27 people had died. One more person was injured.
Fire trucks in front of the building where the fire broke out in Osaka – Photo: via Kyoto / Reuters
According to the NHK Network, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of an office building in the western part of the city around 10:00 am (22:00 GMT) local time.
According to the NHK television network, before the fire broke out, a 60-year-old man was seen carrying a drop bag at the clinic’s reception desk, which investigators heard from those close to him.
The commercial building where the fire broke out has eight floors. The fire, which reached the fourth floor, was immediately brought under control by the fire department, reporters said.
Firefighters in Osaka, Japan on December 17, 2021 – Photo: Kim Kyung-hoon / Reuters
According to the NHK, the other floors of the building adjacent to the main station in downtown Osaka are occupied by a beauty salon, a clothing store and an English school.
In 2019, a fire at an animation studio in Kyoto killed more than 30 people and injured dozens more.
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