Kyoto Animation fire: Number of victims is increasing

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Thursday offered condolences to victims of the Kyoto Animation fire the same day.

Many people were killed and wounded in an arson murder case in Kyoto, Abe said in a post on Twitter, adding that the case is too appalling for words. The fire started at Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio at around 10am (local time). The suspected arsonist was injured and was being treated in hospital. Unconfirmed reports claim he poured what is suspected to be petrol in multiple areas of the building before igniting it. Police have confirmed 33 deaths, with 36 others injured, 10 of them critically.

Source: VOV5