On the morning of July 18, a fire broke out in the studio of Kyoto Animation (Kyoto Ani), an animation production company in Kyoto City, Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tweeted about the fire on the same day to express his sadness.
Abes original text reads: Today, a murder and arson incident took place in Kyoto, causing many deaths and injuries, too heavy, almost indescribable. Pray for the victims and wish the wounded a speedy recovery.
Fire Building (Asahi News)
According to the latest news from Kyoto Fire Bureau, at least 16 people have been killed and dozens of people have stopped their cardiopulmonary function. At the time of the fire, there were nearly 70 staff members in the building. At present, there are still many people unable to get in touch. The police are confirming the situation on the spot.
It is reported that the Kyoto Animation studio building has three floors, an area of about 700 square meters, from one floor to three floors were completely burnt down. Japanese media said that the accident animation production company Kyoto animation was established in 1981, with nearly 160 employees, and has produced many well-known animations such as Lianggong Spring Depression. (Wang Shanning, Overseas Network)
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Yang Ming_NV5736