Several feared dead in fire at Japan animation studio

18 July 2019
2019-07-18 14:01

Several people are feared dead after a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday and police are investigating a possible arson attack, authorities and local media reported.

The fire at the Kyoto Animation studio injured more than 30 people, 10 of them seriously, and one person has been confirmed dead, a spokesman for the Kyoto City Fire Department said. Police have taken into custody a man who poured gasoline around the studio, NHK said.

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