Japan Kobe Fire: Four people have died after a fire broke out in an apartment in Kobe city of Japan in the early hours of Sunday. At the same time, there is a possibility of death of many people. Kyodo News reported that firefighters received a call at around 1.35 a.m. local time that smoke was coming out of a window on the first floor of a three-story housing complex in Kobe’s Hyogo ward.
The news agency Xinhua quoted Kyodo News as saying that the death of four people was confirmed at the scene. All the eight persons were found on the first floor of the apartment. The fire was extinguished after about an hour’s effort.
60 square meters burnt
According to Kyodo News, a total of 60 square meters of the first and second floors of the 300 square meter building were burnt. Four men have been admitted to the hospital in a state of unconsciousness, whose age is said to be between 40 and 70.
Pensioners and daily wage laborers living in apartments
Officials told that there are about 30 rooms in the apartment. According to local residents and other sources, most of the people living in the apartments are pensioners and daily wage workers. At the same time, some people in this were alone and dependent on government welfare schemes.
54-year-old man saved his life by running
A 54-year-old man living on the second floor of the apartment awoke to the screams of a woman on fire there and survived. The 54-year-old man said, “My room was full of smoke and I ran out of there. The rooms on the first floor were burning. If I had not paid attention, I would have been in danger.”