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Suspect in fatal Japan clinic fire dies in hospital


Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Police say the suspect in a fire in Japan that killed 25 people has died at a hospital where he was being treated for burns and smoke inhalation. Morio Tanimoto had been under investigation on suspicion of arson and murder in the Dec. 17 fire at a mental health clinic in Osaka in western Japan. He died on Thursday, according to Osaka police. Tanimoto, a clinic patient, was seen on security camera footage at the clinic. He had bought a large amount of gasoline, and the incident drew comparisons to a 2019 arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto that killed 36 people.  

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