Multiple Deaths From Arson Attack on Japan’s Kyoto Animation

Variety | 7/17/2019 | Patrick Frater
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An arson attack on the Kyoto Animation company on Thursday morning has injured several dozen people and killed at least one.

Emergency services in Kyoto City received a call around 10.35 a.m. local time reporting an explosion on the first floor. The blaze quickly spread across the whole of the three story building.

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According to local media, a man was seen inside the building spraying a flammable liquid, shouting “die!” and then igniting the liquid. He is believed to have been injured and is now in police custody.

Police confirmed the death of one person along with ten seriously injured, a further 10 moderately injured and 18 lightly hurt. The police have not released any details of the dead person. Other local media including NHK...
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