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Several people died and dozens have been injured in a fire at an animation studio in western Japan.
Authorities say that at least 38 people have been injured, some critically, after a man started a fire at a famous animation production studio in Uji, a suburb of Kyoto.
Kyoto - Police - Fire - Thursday - Morning
Kyoto prefectural police say the fire broke out on Thursday morning at a three-story building of Kyoto Animation after a man burst in and spread unidentified liquid that set off the blaze.
The suspect, who is also understood to be injured and his in his forties, was arrested by police and has reportedly admitted to the crime, according to local reports. His motive has yet to be established.
Person - Fire - Department - Spokesman - AFP
'At least one unidentified person was confirmed dead,' a fire department spokesman told AFP, adding that 37 others were hurt including 10 in a serious condition.
The fire department said it began receiving calls around 10:35 am (0135 GMT) about the fire at the studio belonging to Kyoto Animation. The blaze was still burning two hours later.
'Callers - Explosion - Floor - Kyoto - Animation
'Callers reported having heard a loud explosion from the first floor of Kyoto Animation and seeing smoke,' a fire department spokesman said.
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