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Shiga cops: 2 corpses found in burned-out car

Fire fighters extinguished the blaze in 30 minutes
Shiga police found two corpses inside a burned-out vehicle in Otsu City on Monday

SHIGA (TR) – Shiga Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of two corpses inside a burned-out vehicle in Otsu City, reports NHK (Feb. 22).

At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Monday, a male passerby telephoned emergency services to report a car on fire on National Route 367 near the Gyoja Tunnel. Five fire trucks arriving at the scene extinguished the blaze in approximately 30 minutes.

According to police, the two bodies were found in the driver’s seat and adjacent passenger seat. The age and gender of the bodies are unknown.

Police are now working to identify the victims.