A man who set fire to an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, where 33 people were killed and 36 others injured by burns of varying intensity, caused him to "steal a novel."
On Thursday morning, the man went to the first floor of the three-story building of the Kyoto Animation studio, fired a hateful cry, poured gasoline on the floor and set it ablaze, and then a few minutes later the police detained him.
The local newspaper reported that the attacker suffered severe burns to his legs and chest. He was unable to testify because of the burns, but admitted that he attacked the studio because he "stole a novel" from him and used a lighter to ignite gas stoves to set fire to the fire.
The fire was immediately spread in the building, which was completely burned down. Thirty-three people were killed in the fire, so their bodies were still hard to identify.
Most of the dead on the third floor were found on the stairs leading to the roof and apparently tried to escape through the roof, but did not have enough time to do so.
The fire became one of the most tragic events in Japan's modern history in terms of casualty. It came second after Tokyo's Shinjuku fire in 2001 when 44 people died.