March 7 2022
OSAKA – The death toll from an arson attack at a mental health clinic in the western Japan city of Osaka in December last year rose to 26 on Monday, according to the Osaka prefectural police.
A woman believed to be in her 30s, who had remained in serious condition since the fire, died in the small hours of Monday, the police said.
The attack occurred around 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 17. Security camera footage showed Tanimoto set fire to the entrance area of the clinic, located on the fourth floor of a building.
After the fire, 27 people, including the suspect, were sent to hospital in cardiac arrest. The suspect later resuscitated, but died on Dec. 30.