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The suspect in a deadly arson attack last July on a Kyoto Animation Co. studio has said he thought there were only “about two” victims in the fire, which killed 36 people, investigative sources said Thursday.

Shinji Aoba, 42, was arrested Wednesday after being judged to have recovered sufficiently from life-threatening burns. He was initially unaware of the death toll and was informed by police following his arrest on suspicion of murder and arson, among other charges.

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