In five coordinated attacks, the perpetrators released sarin on three lines of the Tokyo Metro then part of the Tokyo subway during rush hour, killing 13 people,   severely injuring 50 some of whom later died , and causing temporary vision problems for nearly 1, others. The group, led by Shoko Asahara , had already carried out several assassinations and terrorist attacks using sarin, including the Matsumoto sarin attack nine months earlier. In the raid following the attack, police arrested many senior members of the cult. Police activity continued throughout the summer, and over members were arrested, including Asahara.
Japan mourns after the worst mass killing in two decades claims 33 lives in arson attack
Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33 - BBC News
As Japan marks 74th anniversary of world's first nuclear bomb attack, we examine the events that shaped history. In a speech, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on the international community to work towards a world without atomic weapons. The devastation was unlike anything in the history of warfare, ushering in the era of weapons of mass destruction. Hiroshima was immediately flattened. The radius of total destruction was reportedly 1. Those outdoors were burned to death, while those indoors were killed by the indescribable pressure and heat.
'Appalling' arson attack on Japanese animation studio kills at least 33
Animation fans and Kyoto residents gathered at the site of Japan 's worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, offering flowers and prayers for the 33 people who died in an arson attack on an animation studio in the city. A number of people gathered near the charred three-story studio of Kyoto Animation in the western Japanese city, where a day earlier a suspected arsonist shouted "Die! On Friday morning people gathered in the rain at the edge of the cordon set up by police and fire officials.
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