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Fire hazards lurk in Tokyo's neighbourhoods

Wooden buildings at risk if a major earthquake strikes
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 06:00

[TOKYO] Strolling around the Senju-Yanagicho district of Adachi Ward, Tokyo, which is densely packed with wooden houses, one can sense that warnings of an inferno erupting if a major earthquake strikes Tokyo are no exaggeration.The narrow streets dividing each block are five to six metres wide,

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