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Eleven people killed in fire at Japanese welfare facility

1 February 2018

In northern Japan, a fire broke out on Wednesday at a welfare facility for senior people. Eleven people were killed and five were rescued in the fire, according to Japanese media. The 16 elderly people were living in the three-story wooden, according to NHK on Thursday. Japanese media reported that the home were in violation of local safety regulations and did not have sprinklers installed. Three of the survivors were being treated in hospital. But their condition was not life-threatening, the broadcaster said.