Japan: Suspected Arson Attack on Animation Studio Kills 33, Injures Dozens

Breitbart | 7/18/2019 | Ben Kew
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At least 33 people were killed and dozens more injured after an arsonist allegedly set fire to a three-story animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday.

Local police confirmed that 70 people were inside Kyoto’s Animation studio when a 41-year-old man threw what appeared to be gasoline, before setting fire to the building at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

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At least 33 people have died as a result of the blaze and dozens more taken to hospital, many of whom were in life-threatening condition. The suspect survived the fire but was also taken to hospital for his injuries, meaning police were unable to question him.

The precise motives behind the believed attack currently remain unclear, although various reports indicate that he may have had a vendetta against the studio.

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“A person with singed hair was lying down and there were bloody footprints,” a 59-year-old woman told local news agency Kyodo. “He seemed to be in pain, irritated and suffering, but also angry as if he was resentful. I heard him saying something like ‘you copied it.'”

Kyoto Animation Director Hideaki Hatta told local media that the company had recently...
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