TOKYO — Japanese media say 11 individuals have died in a hearth that engulfed a house for aged welfare recipients in northern Japan.
The hearth broke out earlier than midnight Thursday in Sapporo, the primary metropolis on the island of Hokkaido. Media reviews say that 5 residents have been rescued.
Footage on public broadcaster NHK confirmed flames and smoke pouring out of the three-story constructing as firefighters battled the blaze.
The reason for the hearth is beneath investigation.
Kyodo Information service says the constructing was a former inn that had been rented by the operator of the ability.