23 killed in Japan Anime studio arson attack

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Published on Jul 18, 2019
Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after suspected arson attack In this photo you see, the fire broke out at the three-storey building mid-morning. [Script taken from BBC News. All Photos may not represent the story. This video is especially made for English learners.] At least 23 people are dead and dozens injured after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, local emergency officials have said. Local media quoted police as saying a man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co studio on Thursday morning. Police say the suspect, a 41-year-old, sprayed petrol before igniting it. Some people still remain unaccounted for, broadcaster NHK reported. The suspect has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries. How did the incident unfold? The fire broke out at the three-storey building at around 10:30 local time (01:35 GMT) on Thursday. Rescue operations are still ongoing. A Kyoto prefectural police spokesman told news agency AFP that a man "threw a liquid and set fire to it". Police also found knives at the scene, say local media. NHK said the man had been heard saying "drop dead" as he set fire to the building. It is not clear what relationship the suspect may have had to the company. Eyewitnesses described a loud explosion followed by an inferno that rapidly engulfed the building, reports the BBC's Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes. "We are trying to bring out several victims who are trapped inside the three-story building, including ones who may not be able to move by themselves," a fire department spokesman told AFP. "A person with singed hair was lying down and there were bloody footprints," a 59-year-old woman living nearby told news agency Kyodo. What do we know about the studio? Kyoto Animation, known as KyoAni, was founded in 1981 and has produced popular animation shows including "K-On" and "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". On social media, many fans have been expressing their shock and posting pictures of their favourite KyoAni shows. Senor Juan twitted: "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." A GoFundMe campaign titled "Help KyoAni Heal" has also been started, with more than $50,000 (£40,000) raised in an hour. [Script taken from BBC News. All Photos may not represent the story. This video is especially made for English learners.] Please subscribe to my channel. Thanks for watching.

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Ohidur Chad
Ohidur Chad:
"We are trying to bring out several victims who are trapped inside the three-story building, including ones who may not be able to move by themselves," a fire department spokesman told AFP.
"A person with singed hair was lying down and there were bloody footprints," a 59-year-old woman living nearby told news agency Kyodo.
Know Knowledge
Know Knowledge:
Kyoto Animation, known as KyoAni, was founded in 1981 and has produced popular animation shows including "K-On" and "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya".
On social media, many fans have been expressing their shock and posting pictures of their favourite KyoAni shows.
Everett Cruz
Everett Cruz:
As an anime fan I am both sad and disappointed ;(
John Reyes
John Reyes:
He must hate Anime
Tayco
Tayco:
hell yeah brother burn them all down
i.k.X弐号
i.k.X弐号:
Now 33 killed..
Liz Bruni
Liz Bruni:
This is so sad
Evil Loli
Evil Loli:
If anything or one of the major/prominent directors was part of those casualties I would fukin lose my shit.

That Fuckjng piece of human trash who did this should get a death sentence.
BroGamer
BroGamer:
That guy who threw Gasolin and say drop dead well he is an Asshole