Japan hospital fire kills 10 patients and staff


A fire broke out in a hospital in southern Japan early on Friday, killing 10 people, police said. Eight patients and two hospital workers died in the blaze that hit the hospital in Fukuoka prefecture, police said. At least five other people were injured by the fire, officials said, with several reportedly in a critical condition.(BBC)

This incident prompted government to review their safety protocol across Japan. The fire continued for about two hours and it started at 2:20am. What’s disturbing is that all of the victims were between the ages of 70 and 89..two hospital staff were among the victims.

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