October 10th, 2013
09:24 PM ET

Hospital fire kills 10 in Japan

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.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    ....this is what happens when you cease doing fire drills for 9/11...safety first!

    October 11, 2013 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol @ Rascal, does J a p a n even do fire drills?

    October 11, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Fire is not the main problem in J a p a n, nuclear waste is.

    October 11, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Yep this is true @ mama. And one day it will be one of our main problems too!

    October 11, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Morning folks.
    This is tragic and yes@Mama &@Banasy you'r right reg this nuclear problem.

    October 11, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Our worry over nuclear waste and Chernobel-Japan disasters keeps us averted from another even more lethal threat to mankind,Nuclear weapons.

    October 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lmao @ saywhat, you do so often confuse banasy and me dont you? Im not complaining just teasing because it could be someone worse that you confuse me with for sure!

    October 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol ok by the looks of that goobledegook last post SOMEONE has already been exposed to nuclear waste and its affected all of their thought process! Lol

    October 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    My most sincere and heartfelt apologies my friend@chrissy. Not because its another friend i get confused with but because its well nigh impossible to get confused over a person of your standing and stature at this blog.

    October 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    I have no other explanation than being involved on different threads mentally.

    October 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Do overlook this fault pl.

    October 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Oh my goodness no! And i cant think of a better person for you to confuse me with! Its almost an honor even (im saying almost so her head wont swell lol j/k @ banasy) you know i luv ya my sista from anutha mutha! 😉

    October 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |