Arson attack in Kyoto deadly, Japan leaves at the very least 12 dead

Arson attack in Kyoto deadly, Japan leaves at the very least 12 dead

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Tourism is big business in Kyoto, Japan.  Today this usually quiet and safe town was the scene of death and fire when within an apparent arson terror attack a guy set fire to an animation film studio on Thursday morning.

Media confirmed twelve dead which true number could be rising.

Many bodies were on the second floor of the three-story studio of Kyoto Animation Co., where about 70 individuals were believed to have already been working once the fire broke out at around 10:35 a.m. Police said some social people witnessed the attacker as screaming “Die” as he set fire. They found knives at the scene also. The 41-year-old man, who was simply on the list of injured and contains been taken up to hospital, has admitted to starting the fire, in line with the police.

The studios are open for visitors during daytime.

Kyoto Animation has produced popular TV animation series including “K-On!” The ongoing company, referred to as KyoAni in Japanese also, has produced popular TV animation series “K-On!” “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu), which depict the daily lives of senior high school girls, “A Silent Voice,” “Clannad” and “Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon” (“Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”).

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People close to the studio said they heard a number of explosions and saw black smoke billowing from the building. Individuals were seen being completed of the studio covered in blankets later.

Kyoto Animation has animation studios in Kyoto and Uji nearby, where it really is headquartered. The studio involved is its first studio, based on the ongoing company.

Founded in 1981, the ongoing company has released several animations attractive to younger generations, in the 2000s particularly. Many fans have visited locations linked to the ongoing works.

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Author: George Taylor

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