Deadly Fire in Japanese Building: Well Prepared Act
After the devastating fire in a building in Osaka, Japan, which left 24 people dead last week, more details about the suspected arsonist are becoming known.
According to Japanese media, the 61-year-old psychiatric patient carefully planned his act.
The man, who is in hospital with serious injuries, is said to have bought petrol last month and had a lighter and an aerosol with him at the time of the incident.
Although a warrant for his arrest has not yet been issued, police have released the suspect’s identity, including his full name and age.
The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the eight-story building near Osaka Station. A psychiatric hospital is also located in the building. Dozens of fire trucks and ambulances were deployed, and the fire was extinguished after about 30 minutes.
A total of 27 victims were taken to the hospital, including the suspected arsonist. His condition is still critical.