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An aerial view shows firefighters battling the fires at the site where a man started a fire after spraying a liquid, at a three-story studio of Kyoto Animation Co. in Kyoto, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 18, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS(REUTERS)

‘Hell’ of Japan fire that killed dozens at anime company

Kyoto (Japan) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Eyewitnesses described a fire that was like “looking at hell,” after a man apparently doused the production company office in the city of Kyoto with flammable liquid and set it alight.
So far, 20 people were confirmed dead, including 12 on the first and second floors, and eight more on the third floor, Kyoto fire department official Mikihide Daikoku said(REUTERS Photo)
So far, 20 people were confirmed dead, including 12 on the first and second floors, and eight more on the third floor, Kyoto fire department official Mikihide Daikoku said(REUTERS Photo)

Man screams ‘you die’, then sets Japan anime studio on fire, nearly 30 dead

Kyoto, Japan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Most of the dead and the 36 injured were workers at Kyoto Animation, known for mega-hit stories featuring high school girls, with places featured in the stories even becoming “pilgrimage sites” for their fans.
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