27 people feared dead in Japan shopping mall fire

By 1news.co.nz and is republished with permission.

Japan’s NHK says a fire broke out in a building in Osaka in western Japan and 27 people are feared dead.

Fire engines park near a building where a fire broke out in Osaka
Fire engines park near a building where a fire broke out in Osaka (Source: Associated Press)

The fire broke out on the fourth or fifth floor of an eight-storey building in a shopping and entertainment area on Friday, NHK said.

Twenty-eight people were believed to be affected, 27 of whom were found in a state of heart and lung failure, NHK reported.

 

The cause of the fire and other details were not immediately known.

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