Kathmandu,July 19(Nepal Niti)-At least 23 people are dead and dozens injured after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, local emergency officials have said. Local media quoted police as saying a man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co-Studio on Thursday morning. Police say the suspect, a 41-year-old, sprayed petrol before igniting it. Some people still remain unaccounted for, broadcaster NHK reported. The suspects have been detained and were taken to hospital with injuries.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the incident was too appalling for words and offered condolences to those affected. Police also found knives at the scene, say local media. NHK said the man had been heard saying drop dead as he set fire to the building.