Fire in Kyoto – level 2

29-07-2019 07:00

In Kyoto, Japan, about 70 people were inside a three-storey building when a man set it on fire. At least 33 people died and many more were injured.

The building was one of Japan’s most popular anime studios, Kyoto Animation. People know it for anime series like ‘Full Metal Panic!’ and ‘K-On!’.

Police arrested the arsonist. People say that he screamed ‘die’ as he started the fire. The police say that he is not a current or former employee of the studio.

The New York Times says that this is one of the most tragic fires in recent Japanese history. In 2001, a deadlier fire happened in Tokyo when 44 people died.

Difficult words: storey (a floor in a building), arsonist (a person who is a criminal because he or she set something on fire), former (-ex).

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