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Fires

Male patient suspected of starting fire at Osaka mental clinic

Police find the man's registration card for the clinic during a search

Firefighters enter a building in Osaka where a fire killed 24 people. (Photo by Tomoki Mera) 

OSAKA (Kyodo) -- Police suspect a 61-year-old male patient of starting a fire at a mental clinic in Osaka that killed 24 people, investigative sources said Saturday.

The police found the man's registration card for the clinic during a search of a place related to him, the sources said.

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