Deaf woman may lose life due to house fire in Aichi Prefecture

June 13, 2013

Because of an outbreak of fire, the two-story wooden home of Sekido* Yoshiko* (関戸芳子), 82, was completely burned down in Kasugai-shi, Aichi Prefecture around 10:45 p.m. on June 12.

The dead body was found from the burnt remains. It was not possible to contact with the eldest daughter, Katsumi (勝美), 49. The Prefecture Police Kasugai station is advancing the identity check.

Sekido inhaled smoke and her throat was burned.

The police station said that both the women were deaf and lived together . 

Nearby residents noticed the fire and made an emergency call to the fire station.


Japanese source:
http://mainichi.jp/area/news/20130613ddh041040013000c.html


*Note: The Japanese name is usually in order: one's last name comes first, and then the first name comes next. 

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