Eleven people have been killed and 5 have been rescued in a fire at a facility to assist senior people on welfare in northern Japan late on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK mentioned.
The 16 aged people have been residing in the three-storey wood facility in Sapporo, the place they paid a month-to-month hire of 36,000 yen ($330), NHK mentioned on Thursday.
Three of the survivors, aged between their fifties and eighties, have been being handled in hospital however their situation was not life-threatening, the broadcaster mentioned.
The power is run by a Sapporo organisation that helps those that are on a public help by offering meals and serving to them discover jobs, NHK mentioned.
In March 2010, seven people at a nursing dwelling for aged people with dementia have been killed in a fire in Sapporo, Kyodo information company mentioned.