Smoke billows from a Kyoto Animation buildin in Kyoto, western Japan, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(Kyodo News via AP)
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At least 13 people were feared dead and scores injured when an animation studio was torched in Japan Thursday, authorities said, with the cause suspected to be arson by a man who shouted "Die" as he doused the building with petrol.Police had taken a 41-year-old man into custody who had shouted "Die" as he poured what appeared to be petrol around the three-story Kyoto Animation building shortly after 10 a.m., public broadcaster NHK reported.White and black smoke billowed from the windows of the building, television footage showed.The fire department official said earlier that some 30 people, who were believed to have been in the building at the time of the fire, could not be reached.
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