A fire tore through an all-night video shop in the western Japanese city of Osaka early Wednesday, killing 15 men and injuring 10 other people, the local fire department said.
The parlour had 32 tiny private rooms and a wide selection of DVDs, including adult films, and catered to people who need a cheap place to stay at night inside the metropolis.
Firefighters received an emergency call at about 3:00 am from a clerk at the shop, known as Cat's, which was on the ground floor of a seven-storey building near the packed Namba entertainment district of Japan's second city.
"Fifteen people, all men, died. All of them are believed to be customers of the video shop," fire control centre official Takashi Ishida said.
Ten other people -- nine men including those on other floors of the building and a woman in an adjacent building -- were injured in the blaze, he said. Four of them wer
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