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18 Jul 2019

Dozens dead in suspected arson attack on Japanese studio

33 people have been killed after a man shouting “you die” burned down an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto.

The 41-year-old suspect threw flammable liquid at the three storey building before setting it ablaze. Many of those killed had been on the top floor and roof where they apparently collapsed trying to escape.

The company’s president said his heart was “in extreme pain” over the attack.