Several feared dead in fire at Japan animation studio
Robie de Guzman • July 18, 2019 • 1025
Several people are feared dead after a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday (July 18) and police are investigating a possible arson attack, authorities and local media reported.
The fire at the Kyoto Animation studio injured more than 30 people, 10 of them seriously, and one person has been confirmed dead, a spokesman for the Kyoto City Fire Department said.
Several people were confirmed dead at the site, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing police. A Kyoto police spokesman was unable to immediately confirm the report when contacted by Reuters.
Police have taken into custody a man who poured what appeared to be gasoline around the studio, NHK said.
The studio produces the “Sound! Euphonium” series and its “Free! Road to the World – The Dream” movie is due for release this month. (REUTERS)
UNTV’s underwater drone captured the sorry state of Balayan Bay’s marine life which has been covered in a blanket of volcanic ash from Taal Volcano’s eruption.
Joey Devilla, one of the fishermen in San Luis, said they were finding it difficult to catch fish since the eruption of the Taal volcano. He said there were large amounts of ashfall underwater of Balayan Bay.
“Putik ang ilalim, talaga hong makikita niyo na medyo madilim tsaka wala kayong makikitang maliit na isda (The underwater is murky, you can abrely see anything below and you cannot see any small fishes),” he said.
“Hindi na po nakakahuli ng dulong (silver fish) simula noong pumatak ang maraming ashfall dito sa amin. Kaya po medyo mahirap ngayon ang buhay dahil ito lang ang pinagkakakitaan namin dito sa San Luis (I can no longer catch any silver fish since the ashfall. Life has been quite difficult here [fishing] has been one of our main livelihood here in San Luis),” he added.
UNTV’s drone journalism, which includes air and underwater drone, was spearheaded by Kuya Daniel Razon to provide more detailed information on news reports.
The UNTV drone journalism has already covered several new reports including the Manila Bay Rehabilitation, Star City fire and more.—AAC
Filipino fans painted a giant mural of late basketball star Kobe Bryant together with his daughter Gianna inside a neighborhood basketball court in Taguig City on Tuesday (January 28) as a tribute to the late sportsman.
Bryant and his daughter were among the nine passengers killed in a helicopter crash in the Santa Monica foothills near Calabasas, California, United States on Sunday (January 26).
Fans painted the picture to pay tribute to Bryant, both as an athlete and as a father.
They started painting the mural on Monday and completed it overnight.
Basketball is one of the Philippines’ most popular sports, with makeshift courts popping up appearing in many neighborhoods and children frequently seen playing on the streets.
Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers. Nicknamed the “Black Mamba”, he was named in the NBA all-star team 18 times and won five NBA championships.
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