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Dozens feared dead in building fire in Japan’s Osaka: Reports

Dozens feared dead in building fire in Japan’s Osaka: Reports

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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