2021 Osaka building fire

Coordinates: 34°55′59.0″N 135°47′34.6″E / 34.933056°N 135.792944°E / 34.933056; 135.792944
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2021 Osaka building fire
LocationOsaka, Japan
Coordinates34°55′59.0″N 135°47′34.6″E / 34.933056°N 135.792944°E / 34.933056; 135.792944
Date17 December 2021 (2021-12-17)
10:20 a.m. JST, UTC+09:00
Attack type
WeaponPaper Bag flammable liquid
Deaths27 (including the suspect)
AccusedMorio Tanimoto died without being legally accused of this attack on 30 December 2021 (2021-12-30)

On 17 December 2021, a fire broke out in Osaka, Japan. It happened at the Nishi Umeda clinic for the mind and body of workers, a psychiatric clinic, on the fourth floor of the Dojima Kita Building in Kita-ku. The fire is suspected to have been an arson attack. Twenty-six people, including the suspect, were killed.[1] Three others were injured, including the suspect.[2]

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  1. Osaka fire suspect might have copied Kyoto Animation attack
  2. "24 confirmed dead in suspected case of arson in Osaka". The Japan Times. 17 December 2021. Retrieved 17 December 2021.