Update from the Kyoto Animation Fire: July 27, 2019

Kyoto Prefectural Police announced on the evening of July 27, 2019 that one more male victim of July 18’s fire at Kyoto Animation’s 1st Studio building passed away that afternoon. The male studio employee in his 20s had been able to evacuate the first floor of the building on his own, but had received burns throughout his body. He was then transported to a hospital where he was being treated for his injuries, until his passing before 6:00 p.m. on July 27, 2019.

The death toll of the blaze caused by suspected arson now stands at 35 people. 33 more people were seriously injured, and 10 of them are still hospitalized as of July 27, 2019.

In addition, Honobu Yonezawa, the author of the HYOUKA novel series that Kyoto Animation adapted into a television anime, reported on Twitter on July 27, 2019 that he donated 1,000,000 yen (about US$9,200) to Kyoto Animation’s relief efforts.

Source: ANN

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