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Death Toll Rises Beyond 30 After Arson Attack On Japanese Animation Studio — Update

Death Toll Rises Beyond 30 After Arson Attack On Japanese Animation Studio — Update

Update 07:22 Am Pst: According to local emergency services, the death toll has now risen to 33 in today’s tragic attack on animation studio Kyoto Animation in Japan. Dozens have been injured and the number of fatalities is expected to rise.

No details have been released about the motive behind the atrocity.

More as we have it.

Update 00:57 Am Pst July 18: According to local broadcaster Nhk, and the BBC, at least 23 people are dead and dozens injured after a suspected arson attack on Thursday morning at animation studio Kyoto Animation in Kyoto, Japan.

Local authorities have said that a man broke into the prolific studio and sprayed an unidentified liquid around before igniting it. Dozens of people still remain unaccounted for. The suspect, an unidentified man, has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries.

No motive for the attack has been reported, but Japan’s public

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