Fire kills 11 in dormitory for Japanese welfare recipients

Firefighters work at the scene of a fire in Sapporo, northern Japan, early Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Japanese media say 11 people have died in a fire that engulfed a home for elderly welfare recipients in northern Japan. The fire broke out before midnight Thursday in Sapporo, the main city on the island of Hokkaido. (Yuya Shino/Kyodo News via AP)





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