7th Body Found In Fukushima Fire


7th body found in Fukushima fire

Another body has been found in a house destroyed by fire in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, bringing the death toll to 7.

Police say they are trying to identify the bodies.

The fire broke out on Wednesday night at the family home of 61-year-old Tsuneyoshi Shiota in Ono Town. The blaze burned down the 2-story wooden house and a warehouse.

Police say 9 people, ages 3 to 81, were living in the house. They say they have had contact with 2 adults but have not been able to reach 7 others, including 4 of Shiota's grandchildren, ranging in age from 3 to 8.

The police and fire-fighting authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.