Elderly couple perish in Sendai house fire
A couple in their 80s died when their house was destroyed by a fire in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on Sunday.
According to police, 15 fire engines were called to the fire at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, NTV reported. It took firefighters about three hours to extinguish the blaze but the two-story wooden home was completely destroyed.
The remains of two people were found on the second floor, police said, adding the victims were most likely residents Tatsuo Endo, 84, and his wife Tsuyako, 83.