Popular Tokyo bar district hit by fire

Firefighters assessing the damage from a fire yesterday in the densely packed Golden-gai district of Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment area, known for its alleys packed with bars and eateries. The fire began around 1.20pm, according to the Tokyo Fire D
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Firefighters assessing the damage from a fire yesterday in the densely packed Golden-gai district of Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment area, known for its alleys packed with bars and eateries.

The fire began around 1.20pm, according to the Tokyo Fire Department, and was put out four hours later. Two people were slightly hurt.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2016, with the headline 'Popular Tokyo bar district hit by fire'. Print Edition | Subscribe