24 dead in suspected arson attack on Kyoto Animation

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At least 24 people are feared dead in a suspected arson attack on an animation company in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, a fire department official said. Police said the fierce blaze appeared to have been started deliberately but there was no immediate information on a possible motive. There were fears the toll could rise further, with officials saying they believed several more people had failed to escape the fire. "Twelve people were found in cardio-respiratory arrest on the ground and first floor," a fire department official told AFP, using a phrase commonly employed in Japan to signify...

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