Japan castle fire dies down after destroying seven buildings

World | 31 Oct 2019 2:48 pm

A fire that destroyed all the main structures at Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa has died down, NHK reports. Fire department officials say the fire has died down 11 hours after it started.

They say 30 fire engines were sent to the site to extinguish the blaze, but seven buildings at the castle grounds have burned down, including the main hall and the north and south halls. They say more than 4,000 square meters of the site have been damaged.-Photos: Kyodo

 

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