An update to the Kyoto Animation tragedy: Another person has been confirmed dead, bringing the total to 36. The victim, a woman in her 20s, was able to escape from the building’s entrance but suffered extensive burns all over her body. She died in a hospital ICU on October 4 due to septic shock.


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Such a tragic story. I was curious to what happened to the suspect that started the fire. I didn’t realize he was also badly injured by the fire. As of Sept 7th, he is no longer in critical condition at the hospital and can now shake his head yes and no to answer the doctors questions.