BREAKING: Several Injured in Fire at Anime Studio

UPDATE: The Associated Press is now reporting that the death toll has risen to 33, with many others injured.

UPDATE: The Associated Press is quoting officials as saying that 12 people are dead in the fire, and that others may be missing. A

A further 35 people are said to be injured, many critically (2:23 a.m. ET)


“Multiple” people have died and at least 30 people have reportedly been injured after a fire at an anime studio in Kyoto, Japan, according to NHK Japan.

The fire broke out on Thursday morning at about 10:30 a.m. local time at Kyoto Animation’s studio.

A man has been taken into custody after he “scattered what appeared to be gasoline at the studio.” According to NHK, “the man reportedly admitted as he was being taken to hospital that he spread the liquid around before setting it on fire.”

At least 10 are said to be unconscious following the fire.

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