Top News
In just 18 days, extreme rain this August at 5-year high  ||   World eyeing Chandrayaan-2 data as we’ll explore the unexplored: Isro chief  ||   INX Media case: CBI issues notice to Chidambaram asking him to appear 'within two hours'  ||   PM Modi dials Johnson, targets Pak for its ‘violent agenda’  ||   Joan Jett, Underwood to perform 'Sunday Night Football' open  ||   Soldier killed in Pak shelling along LoC  ||   Lal Chowk rid of barricades, Srinagar breathes easy  ||   Catering staff to collect used drinking water bottles as railways bans single use plastic from Oct 2  ||   Years of work has brought about change in Northeast: Mohan Bhagwat  ||   Rajasthan ranks 1st in free medicine scheme implementation  ||   Provide space at RTOs to sale Fastags: Centre to state transport depts  ||   US says India's decisions on J&K internal matter; rules out any mediation  ||   Quota to continue till caste system & rich-poor exist: Paswan  ||   Climate, green technologies, skill, cyber, digital and science tech - thrust areas of PM Modi's France visit  ||   Climate, green technologies, skill, cyber, digital and science tech - thrust areas of PM Modi's France visit  ||   In telephone talks with UK PM, Modi raises violence against Indian diaspora on Independence Day in London  ||   Daniel Craig's next James Bond film finally gets its official (and deadly) title  ||   300 tribunals set for post-NRC rush  ||   A billboard in Baltimore calls Jared Kushner a 'rich pest.' It was put up by PETA  ||   Space Force, newest branch of the military, will launch Aug. 29  ||            

At least 23 die or presumed dead in arson attack at Japanese anime studio  1 Month ago

Source:   USA Today  

A Japanese fire official says the death toll from a Kyoto animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing.

Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been injured, 10 of them critically.

Kyoto prefectural police say the fire broke out Thursday morning at a three-story building of Kyoto Animation after a man burst in and spread unidentified liquid that set off the blaze. Japanese media reports said the suspect may have set the fire at the front door, forcing people to try to find other exits and slowing their escape. He is among those injured and being treated in a hospital.

Hideaki Hatta, head of Kyoto Animation, told reporters the company had gotten threats by emails in the past but responded “sincerely” each time.

Hatta asked, “Why on earth did such violence have to be used?”

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also mourned for the victims. Abe tweeted: “I express my condolences to the people who were killed, and pray for the earliest possible recovery of those who were injured.”

Abe, in his tweet Thursday, said he was speechless at the horrendous scene of the building that gutted out by the explosion and fire.

Hayashi says firefighters found the largest number of victims on the top floor of the three-story building, including some who had collapsed on the stairs leading to the roof. Two of the dead were found on the first floor, 11 on the second and 20 on the third floor.

The outcome makes the case the deadliest fire since a 2001 fire that killed 44 in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment district.

More News
About Us Terms & Conditions Disclaimer
Advertise Contact
register and win

NRIS.COM is one of the premier NRI website that provides a range of resourceful services to Indian expats residing in the USA. Visiting the site you will find comprehensive information related to restaurants, casinos, pubs, temples, carpool, movies, education, real estate, and forums. The simple and easy to navigate format allows NRIs to gain information within a fraction of a second. Moreover, advertising through its column of Indian free classifieds in USA allow businesses to improve visibility of their brand.

MI NRI's Chat (0 Users Online)