Arsonist at Kyoto Animation kills 12 :(

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Arsonist at Kyoto Animation kills 12 :(

Postby J. St.C. Patrick » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:12 am

Kyoto Animation Co the studio that produced Lucky Star & K-ON! was set on fire today and at least 12 people have died in the blaze. :shock: :(

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49027178

BBC News wrote:At least 12 people have died and dozens are injured in 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 and sprayed an unidentified liquid around.
Some 30 people still remain unaccounted for, reported broadcaster NHK.
The suspect, who has not been named, has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries.
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.
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Re: Arsonist at Kyoto Animation kills 12 :(

Postby Knight of L-sama » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:08 am

Reports are now saying the death toll has reached 24 with the possibility to rise higher as several others are in critical condition :(
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Postby Spica75 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:18 am

32 dead and 5 still missing was the last i read... :cry:
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Re: Arsonist at Kyoto Animation kills 12 :(

Postby Té Rowan » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:29 pm

NHK World is up to 33 dead now. A craptacularly losing event.
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