Kyoto Animation Fire: More Than 23 People Are Dead After Suspected Arson At Kyoto Animation Studio – arson attack devastated a building at Kyoto Animation, one of Japan’s most renowned anime studios on Thursday morning.
Kyoto Animation Fire:
A man screaming “You die!” and also the man had been heard saying “drop dead”, burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire early Thursday, killing one person, leaving 12 others presumed dead and a dozen possibly trapped inside. Later, Japanese officials said at least 23 people were dead or “in cardio-pulmonary arrest”.
Kyoto Animation Fire Suspect:
A 59-year-old woman staying nearby told. “A person with singed hair was lying down and there were bloody footprints,”
The fire spread out in the three-story Kyoto Animation building in Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto, after the 41-year-old suspect appeared to be gasoline around the studio and set it on fire sprayed gasoline to accelerate the blaze, Kyoto prefectural police and fire department officials said.
The 41-year-old suspect was taken into police custody.
The suspect was also injured and taken to a hospital, officials said. Police are investigating the man on suspicion of arson.
More Than 23 People Are Dead After Suspected Arson At Kyoto Animation Studio:
About 48 fire engines have been dispatched to the area and are currently trying to get the fire under control. One person died of severe burns, said fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara.
The suspect set Kyoto Animation Studio Building on fire early Thursday at about 10:30 a.m local time on Thursday (9:30 p.m.ET), killing one person, leaving 12 others presumed dead and a dozen possibly trapped inside. Later on it is reported that at least 23 people are dead and dozens injured.
“There was an explosion, then I heard people shouting, some asking for help,” a woman said after watching destroying attack, “Black smoke was rising from windows on upper floors, then there was a man struggling to crawl out of the window.”
Fire department officials said more than 70 people were in the building at the time of the fire and many of them ran outside. Fire department officials said an additional 38 people were injured, with ten believed to be in a serious condition.
Kyoto Animation Studio:
Kyoto Animation, commonly known as KyoAni, was founded by Yoko and Hideaki Hatta in 1981 is based in southern Kyoto prefecture’s Uji and produces animations and publishes anime novels, comics and books. It’s best known for series like K-On! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and published standalone feature A Silent Voice in 2016 to widespread acclaim. Netflix picked up the streaming rights to KyoAni’s Violet Evergarden series and made it available worldwide last year.
KyoAni has developed a reputation for high quality animation most famous works are “Free!”, manga series “K-On!”, the anime TV adaptation of “Haruhi Suzumiya” and “Violet Evergarden” which Netflix picked up in 2018.
— ヤノパイセン (@mipyong1) July 18, 2019
Kyoto Animation is a beloved, organized, & independent studio full of talented people who’ve worked/helped tirelessly on these gorgeously animated & heartwarming shows that spread joy to millions. My condolences to all the brilliant staffs & their families. pic.twitter.com/B2lbrYf1qh
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— Sentai 🌞 Filmworks (@SentaiFilmworks) July 18, 2019
i’m horrified to hear about Kyoto Animation, that someone could do something so horrible to people who have brought so much joy is absolutely sickening
— SungWon Cho (@ProZD) July 18, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to Kyoto Animation Studio and it’s workers who brought many of us pure joy, tears and unforgettable moments. May those artists get well soon. pic.twitter.com/MgPUAKqxjk
— Señor Juan (@juantwothreefoe) July 18, 2019
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