Tragedy happened in the morning On the fourth floor of an eight-storey building, which includes a medical clinic dealing with psychological and physical therapy. According to a police statement, the alleged perpetrator entered the building with liquid, heated it with a radiator, then poured it and set it on fire. The Mainichi newspaper reported that the man He was sick in the clinic.
NHK said the alleged arson attacker survived and is now in hospital, but his condition has been assessed as critical.
The fire was extinguished within half an hour, but it spread over an area of 20 square meters and there is more to come About 70 firefighters and an ambulance.
27 people found – 17 men and 10 women No signs of life. Initially, nine people were confirmed dead, 24 hours later.
According to the account of a woman who lived near the site of the fire, there was no electricity for some time.
Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida He expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of the tragedy, and stressed that the authorities are working to find out the causes of the fire.
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