2021 Osaka building fire

17 December 2021 fire in Kita-ku, Osaka City, Japan

On 17 December 2021, a fire broke out in Osaka, Japan. It happened at the Nishi Umeda clinic for the mind and body of workers, a psychiatric clinic, on the fourth floor of the Dojima Kita Building in Kita-ku. The fire is suspected to have been an arson attack. Twenty-six people, including the suspect, were killed.[1] Three others were injured, including the suspect.[2]

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  2. "24 confirmed dead in suspected case of arson in Osaka". The Japan Times. 17 December 2021. Retrieved 17 December 2021.