Breaking | Kyoto Animation fire | Several dead after suspected arson attack
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'Arson attack' on famous Japanese animation studio in Kyoto leaves at least 24 dead and dozens more injured after man 'burst into building, spread liquid and lit fire'.
At least 24 people died and dozens more have been injured in a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto
Authorities say that at least 38 people have been injured, some critically, after a man started a fire at a famous animation production studio
The fire started at 10.30 local time on Thursday and was burning two hours later, with news outlets reporting several fatalities
The suspect, who was injured, has been arrested but a motive is as yet unclear
Footage shot from public broadcaster NHK's helicopter showed smoke and fire damage on all of the buildings three floors.
Kyoto Animation was established by Yoko Hatta and her husband, Hideaki Hatta, in 1981. The majority of the studio's work takes place in the building that was set alight.
Its productions are extremely popular among fans of anime, which is a style of Japanese animation with colorful graphics and fantasy themes.
The company has made numerous features and TV Series, including 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya' and 'K-ON!.'
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