Deaf woman lost life in the fire in Saitama Prefecture

Sato's house which was burned down from the fire in the early morning.
August 4, 2013

The fire broke out in the residence of Sato Noboru (64) in Okegawa-shi, Saitama Prefecture around 7:00 a.m. on August 3.

About 20 sets of the fire truck, etc. were mobilized, and the fire was extinguished about 1 hour and 10 minutes later.

The eldest daughter, Emi, 30, and a mother-in-law Nishi Kiku, 77, were found with the dead body from burnt remains.

Emi who was Deaf was founded on the bed of the second floor bedroom, and Nishi in the first floor bathroom. The both persons were dead in the flames.

Emi seemed to be too late to know the danger to escape, and Nishi fought fire to the last.

Emi used to like driving, and had set out on the travel to Kyoto, etc. by her car together with her friend or the family.

Moreover, in order to get acquainted with some neighbors, Emi was heard saying seriously, "Because I am deaf, I will appreciate your help."

A friend of Emi, 40, who visited the spot, said sadly, "Emi was a nice person and a hard worker. We had a plan to go shopping together today."

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