Japan arson suspect identified after blaze kills 33

Published: July 19, 2019 15:32:18 | Updated: July 19, 2019 19:52:49

Firefighters are seen checking an entrance at the rooftop of the torched Kyoto Animation building in Kyoto

Japanese police have identified the man suspected to have started a fire at an animation studio that killed 33 people as Shinji Aoba, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday.

Aoba, who has been in custody since Thursday, the day fire engulfed the studio in the city of Kyoto, has not been arrested, Reuters reported citing NHK.

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