33 dead in Kyoto anime studio fire, Japan PM Shinzo Abe mourns the victims

The man suspected to have caused the fire is injured and undergoing treatment with the others in a hospital, say fire and rescue officials

                            33 dead in Kyoto anime studio fire, Japan PM Shinzo Abe mourns the victims


A Japanese fire official says the death toll from a Kyoto animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing.
Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been injured, 10 of them critically.

Hayashi says firefighters found the largest number of victims on the top floor of the three-story building, including some who had collapsed on the stairs leading to the roof. Two of the dead were found on the first floor, 11 on the second and 20 on the third floor.

Japanese media reports said the suspect may have set the fire at the front door, forcing people to try to find other exits and slowing their escape.
The outcome makes the case the deadliest fire since a 2001 fire that killed 44 in Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment district.
The suspect was injured and is in a hospital.

Meanwhile, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mourned for the victims of a deadly fire.
Abe, in his tweet Thursday, said he was speechless at the horrendous scene of the building that gutted out by the explosion and fire.
Abe tweeted: "I express my condolences to the people who were killed, and pray for the earliest possible recovery of those who were injured."

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