Japanese animation studio allegedly burnt down by man with gasoline, multiple deaths reported
40 people were inside.
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.
— NHKニュース (@nhk_news) July 18, 2019
The fire was allegedly started by a man with gasoline.
He apparently poured gasoline around the studio, before setting it on fire.
kyoto animation studio was on fire ? pic.twitter.com/Juj2sXa9O3
— ً (@hadixd) July 18, 2019
— ヤノパイセン (@mipyong1) July 18, 2019
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.
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