NHK says 27 people are feared dead after a fire breaks out at a building in western Osaka.
Dozens of people are feared dead after a blaze at a building in western Japan, according to the NHK broadcaster.
The fire broke out on the fourth or fifth floor of an eight-story building in a shopping and entertainment area in the city of Osaka 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 fire was extinguished but the cause of the blaze and other details were not immediately known.
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