(Washington Examiner) An intentional blaze set in Kyoto, Japan on an animation studio left 33 people dead and 36 injured on Thursday, according to reports. Local police confirmed that the fire was set by an individual using a “gasoline-like liquid” which he threw around the studio while screaming “You die!” as he set the fire at Kyoto Animation.
Known locally as KyoAni, the animation studio known for producing popular shows “K-On!” and “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” had approximately 70 people on shift when the fire was set.
Witnesses described hearing a series of explosions and black smoke billowing from the two-story studio. One witness said, “I heard a bang. The black smoke rose and the burning smell was awful.”