A part-time employee at a building materials store in Soka, Japan, who was distraught about his job, set fire to the premises where he worked.
I’m still in the store
Citing a report by Yahoo!, Tatsuya Matsuzawa, 32, who worked as a messenger and security guard at a building materials store, pleaded guilty to setting fire to the Ken Depot Soka Sezaki store in Soka, Japan.
Speaking to authorities, the man who had worked at the store for a year admitted committing the crime because he was too stressed at work.
I was too stressed with work, so I burned down the store.
At the time of the incident, several customers and staff were reportedly still inside the store, including Matsuzawa himself, and a 42-year-old staff member was injured and taken to hospital.
“Overwork” is a long-standing problem among workers in Japan, and the situation has dragged on for decades until there is the term “karoshi”, which means “death as a result of work”, which has been around since the 1990s. 1970.
Source: Yahoo! News