Kyoto Animation arson attack

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Kyoto Animation arson attack
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Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 after the arson attack
Native name京都アニメーション放火殺人事件
Location15-1 Inaba, Momoyama-cho, Fushimi, Kyoto
Coordinates34°55′59.0″N 135°47′34.6″E / 34.933056°N 135.792944°E / 34.933056; 135.792944Coordinates: 34°55′59.0″N 135°47′34.6″E / 34.933056°N 135.792944°E / 34.933056; 135.792944
Date18 July 2019 (2019-07-18)
10:31 a.m. JST, UTC+09:00
TargetKyoto Animation Studio 1
Attack type
WeaponGasoline (40 L), lighter, five knives, hammer
Non-fatal injuries
34 (including the suspect)
Suspected perpetrator
Shinji Aoba
MotivePossible revenge attack

The Kyoto Animation arson attack (Japanese: 京都アニメーション放火殺人事件, Hepburn: Kyōto Animēshon satsujin hōka jiken) happened at Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 building for anime in the Fushimi-ku ward of Kyoto, Japan, on the morning of 18 July 2019.

The arson killed at least 36 people,[1] injured 34, and destroyed all materials and computers in Studio 1.[2] It is one of the deadliest killings in Japanese history since the end of World War II and the deadliest building fire in Japan since the Myojo 56 building fire in 2001.

Many heads of state have expressed condolences, including António Guterres, General Secretary of the United Nations.[3] And many donations and massages have send to victims of the arson attack.

References[change | change source]

  1. 京アニ火災事件による死者は35人に (Japanese)
  2. Burke, Kelly (2019-07-18). "'You die!' Arsonist kills at least 33 people in Kyoto animation studio fire". 7News. Archived from the original on 2019-07-19. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  3. UN stands in solidarity with Japab follwing deadly arson attack at leading animation studio in Kyoto