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Hiroki Kobayashi

Jiro Mitsuda, 12, was on his way to school that fateful morning. With burned skin hanging from his body and wearing only these shorts, he arrived at home and found his mother collapsed at the entrance, covered in blood. He begged a neighbour, “I don’t care what happens to me. Just please help my mother!” He somehow put out a fire on the second floor of their home by himself. His mother was saved, but Jiro died on August 11.

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