15 killed in sex-shop fire in Japan

October 1st, 2008 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS  

Tokyo, Oct 1 (DPA) A fire early Wednesday in an Osaka sex shop left 15 patrons dead, emergency authorities said.The blaze broke out in a video sex shop on the ground floor of a seven-storey building. The bodies of 15 men were found in individual, private viewing cabins after the fire, which took about an hour and a half to extinguish, Japanese media reported.

Another 10 men and one woman were rescued from the blaze, with three of them suffering serious injuries.

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