According to Japanese media reports, the Kyoto animation in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan, had a fire on the 18th and suffered serious casualties.
The Associated Press quoted a Japanese fire official as saying that at least 12 people were presumed dead, and that about 18 people were still unable to get in touch. According to CNN, the fire has caused 13 deaths and 38 injuries.
The police in Kyoto, Japan, said that about 10 people were found on the second floor of the fire building in Kyoto City Animation Studio. Since it is considered dead, no emergency handling has taken place.
According to Kyodo News, the Kyoto government police said that there were about 70 employees in the studio when the fire broke out.
Earlier the police revealed that they had controlled a man suspected of arson.
According to the witnessing information on the scene, the man said while igniting “go to death”.
The incident site is located on the corner of a residential area about 100 meters north of the station on the Keihan Uji Line in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. It is a three-story building. Image source: ICphoto
According to the latest report from NHK, the investigation said that the arsonist was also injured in the fire and was sent to the hospital. The police will listen to the details after the treatment is over.
NHK previously reported that the police controlled a 41-year-old man who had confirmed the identity of the man. The man was questioned by the police because of spraying unidentified liquids on the spot. The police investigated the suspected arson.
According to the police, the scene found a number of objects similar to the tool. It is not certain whether these things belong to the man.
The fire occurred at around 10:30 am on the 18th local time. The incident site is located on the corner of a residential area about 100 meters north of Rokujizo Station on the Keihan Uji Line in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. It is a three-story building with an area of about 700 square meters.
The police received the residents near the incident at around 10:35. The alarm call, “I heard an explosion on the first floor”, “The explosion on the ground floor, and then the smoke”.
According to reports, the fire studio is affiliated with the Japanese animation production company & nbsp; Kyoto Animation & rdquo;. Established in 1981, Kyoto Animation is headquartered in Uji, Kyoto. It is a business with a focus on technical planning, production and animation. The company has produced “Light Voice Girl” “Blow it!” Animated works such as Euphonium.
Users: Seeing the fire, I cried
quo;Kyoto Animation”The news of the studio fire spread through the Internet When I arrived overseas, many fans expressed their grief.
There are Twitter users saying, “The image of the fire is crying. & lsquo;Kyoto Animation & rsquo; is a gem-like studio. ”
Some netizens said that “Kyoto Animation” happened only by tragedy. ”,“My heart and love are with everyone in Kyoto Animation & rsquo; I can’t believe what happened to them. ”
Some netizens said that "Kyoto Animation’ is my favorite animation studio. After I heard the news that many people were hurt, I really feel sad</strong Strong> . I pray that the artist and the people working there can be safe. ”
Some netizens lamented, “My childhood was burned ”.