MADRID, 17 (.)
About 20 people have died this Friday because of a fire apparently caused in a building in the Japanese city of Osaka, located in the center of the country, according to sources in the investigation cited by the Japanese news agency Kiodo.
The fire broke out in a medical clinic located on the fourth floor of an eight-story building near JR Osaka Station and was extinguished about 25 years later. These sources have indicated that a man would have caused the fire.
Thus, the Police have received information that suggests that the flames started because of a liquid that spilled from a paper bag carried by a man in his 60s, without official confirmation at the moment.
The Osaka Prefectural Police have launched an investigation to clarify the origin of the flames. Nearly 70 crews of firefighters and ambulances have been transferred to the scene to douse the flames and attend to the victims.