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Japanese animation studio allegedly burnt down by man with gasoline, multiple deaths reported

40 people were inside.

Nyi Nyi Thet |Guan Zhen Tan | July 18, 01:00 pm

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Japanese Animation Studio allegedly burnt down by man with gasoline, multiple deaths reported.

A fire broke out at Kyoto Animation Studios at around 10am.

Details are scant at the moment, but NHK World Japan reported that multiple deaths have been reported.

AFP reported that the fire has caused 24 deaths so far.

According to Japan Times, 40 people were in the building.

The fire was allegedly started by a man with gasoline.

He apparently poured gasoline around the studio, before setting it on fire.

The man has apparently been brought into custody by the police.

Kyoto Animation Studios is best known for animated films and television shows such as A Silent Voice, and Nichijou.

Top image via mipyong1 on Twitter and KinnyRiddle on Reddit

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