Kyoto Animation Fire Update (October 4, 2019)

News service NHK has reported that, according to police, a woman in her 20s who was hospitalized after the July 18, 2019 fire at Kyoto Animation’s Studio 1 building passed away on October 4, 2019 around 8:00 p.m.

Police stated that the woman was an employee at Kyoto Animation, and she was on the first floor when the fire broke out. The woman evacuated the building through the genkan entryway and was rescued by authorities, but suffered burns on her entire body. The woman was undergoing treatment at the hospital until she passed away. Police stated they will work with the bereaved family and Kyoto Animation in regards to possibly releasing the victim’s name to the public in the future.

Police also stated that five victims are still hospitalized.

Source: ANN

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