By Barrier Free Japan
January 2 2022
The suspect in a fatal fire at a mental health clinic in Osaka earlier this month died Thursday 30th December, police said.
The deceased suspect, Morio Tanimoto was a patient at the clinic. People who knew him have said he apparently lived a lonely life after going through a divorce and the deaths of family members and may have been suicidal.
All 25 victims have been identified, including the clinic’s director, Kotaro Nishizawa, 49, according to the police. A total of 27 people, including Tanimoto, were taken to hospitals after the fire.