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Hospital fire kills 10 in Japan

From Junko Ogura, CNN
updated 9:17 PM EDT, Thu October 10, 2013
  • Five others are injured
  • The cause is not known

Tokyo (CNN) -- A fire broke out Friday at a hospital in Fukuoka, Japan, killing 10 people and injuring five, a fire department spokesman said.

The fire at the orthopedics hospital started early in the morning and burned for roughly 2 1/2 hours.

Four of the injured suffered serious injuries, the spokesman said.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear.