Kyoto Animation fire : Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33

Kyoto Animation fire : Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33

At least 33 people are dead and dozens injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto, officials say.
Police said the 41-year-old suspect broke into the Kyoto Animation studio on Thursday morning and sprayed petrol before igniting it.
The suspect has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries.

Kyoto Animation, known as KyoAni, produces films and graphic novels and is well regarded by fans for the quality of its productions.
Eyewitnesses described a loud explosion followed by an inferno that rapidly engulfed the building.
Some 36 people are in hospital, some in a critical condition, reports say. About 70 people were in the building when the fire started.

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