Church blaze kills four in central Japan

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TOKYO: Four members of one family, including two young children, died in a fire that broke out early on Sunday at a church in the central Ishikawa prefecture of Japan. The four victims are believed to be Ayako Takabuchi, 37, her two sons, aged two and four, and her 68-year-od mother, local police said. They had built the church next to their home in Nonoichi city in order to practice their Shinto-derived Tenri-kyo religion, police said.

AFP

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