Kyoto Animation fire: 33 dead as screaming workers run from Japan 'arson attack'

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Crime
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Thirty-three people have died and dozens have been injured in an arson attack at an animation studio in Japan.

Police have arrested a man who allegedly poured an accelerant - thought to be fuel - around the three-storey anime studio in Kyoto.

It is the worst mass killing in Japan in almost two decades.

"A man threw a liquid and set fire to it," a Kyoto police spokesman told news agency AFP.

Police detained a 41-year-old man who had shouted "die" as he poured what appeared to be petrol around the building.

Pictures show smoke and flames pouring out of the windows.

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