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Two die at Costco warehouse in Japan


Tamasakai, Japan -- Costco Wholesale said Tuesday that two people died when a parking garage collapsed at its warehouse in Tamasakai during the earthquake, according to a report by the Seattle Times.

The store sustained significant damage and will remain closed for several months for inspections and repairs, said Costco.

The people who died were not Costco employees, who have all been accounted for and are safe, according to the report. The retailer’s other eight warehouses and a quick-turnaround distribution facility in Japan have been inspected and reopened.

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