Fire at animation studio in Japan's Kyoto leaves dozens injured

BY APD NEWSJul 18,2019 at 11:39

A fire at an animation studio in the city of Kyoto, western Japan, has injured more than 40 people, with 10 of them in a serious condition, local media reported Thursday.

The fire started at around 10:30 a.m. local time on Thursday morning at a three-story studio of Kyoto Animation Co., known for producing popular TV animation series and artifacts.

Local police and first responders said a man has been taken into custody after what appeared to be an accelerant, possibly gasoline, was sprayed at the site.


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