- A suspected arson engulfed an animation studio in Japan on Thursday
- At least 23 people were presumed dead and dozens were injured
- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has commented over the tragic incident
A suspected arson attack took place at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan on Thursday.
KAMI learned that at least 23 people were suspected dead and dozens of people were injured.
In a report by the Japan Times, a witness shared that a 41-year-old man was screaming “Die!” as he set the studio on fire. The suspect was injured and was taken to the hospital.
As of posting, no specific information has been given yet regarding the possible motive.
According to the report by the Al Jazeera, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the incident was “too appalling for words and offered condolences to the families of the victims.
More than 30 people are believed to have been in the building when the incident happened. However, the police has declined to comment as of posting time
The company, Kyoto Animation or KyoAni, has produced “K-On!” and “Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu” (“The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”).
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