At least 13 feared dead after suspected arson attack in Japanese animation studio

At least 13 people are presumed dead while dozens were injured in a suspected arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan earlier today (July 18).

The suspected arson attack started following an explosion which was heard around the studio at around 10.30AM local time.

Footage shows smoke rising from the animation studio.

Rescue operations are continuing for the victims who are still trapped inside the three-story building.