Three males and a female were confirmed dead Monday after their bodies were discovered in a submerged car at a port in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, police said.
Two of the victims, a man, and a woman are adults while the other two are believed to be minors, according to police. The police are working to confirm the victims’ identities, they said.
The car was found by a fisherman at around 5:35 a.m. at a port in the city of Akune, on Kagoshima’s southwestern coast, according to the local fisheries cooperative association.
The water at the site where the bodies were found is around 5 meters deep.
There are a number of fishing-related business operators and restaurants near the site.