Kyoto, Japan, animation, arson, 1 death, 35 injuries, office workers, ladders, rescue people [update]

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The Japanese animation production company “Kyoto Animation” (nicknamed Kinani) is suspected of being arson in a studio in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. It is known to cause 1 death and 35 injuries, and the exact disaster is still under confirmation. After the fire broke out, nearby office workers took the ladder to rescue and successfully saved the animation company employees.

The Kyoto City Fire Bureau said that after 10:30 am Japan time, “Kyoto Animation” was located in a studio in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. The “Kyoto Animation” head office is located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture.

The Kyoto Police Headquarters said that a man who had been suspected of arson on the scene with a gasoline-like liquid was detained by the police.

The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported that the fire department said that the fire had caused 1 death and 35 injuries, and 10 of the injured were seriously unconscious.

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that the man said that he was on fire. The police learned that the man was 41 years old from the driver’s license. The suspect was also injured in the arson and was taken to hospital for treatment. The Kyoto police will be suspected of arson. Suspected to conduct an investigation.

Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reported that many people at the scene heard the violent explosion at the first time.

The 20-something woman who worked nearby, because she heard the explosion and ran outside, found that the three-story building where the “Kyoto Animation” studio was located had a burst of smoke. She rushed to the building to see and see a look. The man in his 20s is hiding on the 2nd floor and waiting for rescue.

She and her colleagues quickly took the ladder and other items to help the man get out of trouble. The man’s face may have turned black because of black smoke, but it seems that he was not injured. She also saw the injured person sitting on the ground.

The police asked the nearby people if there were any blankets. She and her colleagues quickly took the blankets of the company to the scene. “It is terrible to see the scene.”

At about 10:40 am, the taxi company “Uji First Traffic”, which is not far from the scene, had two men rushing to ask for a notice 119. The head of the business office said that one of the two men had burnt clothes and burned in many places. It looked like another man in his 40s, but it looked weaker and weaker.

While waiting for the ambulance, the director of the business office said to the injured man, “I have always watched your animations” to encourage him.

After the director went out to see the black smoke, he smelled like a plastic burning smell, and said that “this happened in the vicinity, besides being surprised or surprised.”

Another 22-year-old male witness said that after hearing two or three explosions, the three-story building emerged from the first floor of black smoke, and the fire was instantly burned. Each of the three floors could be seen. Someone was rescued from the window on the third floor with a ladder.

Another woman working nearby said that it was usually quiet, the fire-stricken buildings creaked, the fire-fighting units continued to extinguish the fire, and the ambulances arrived at the scene.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/firstnews/201907180050.aspx

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