Photo/IllutrationA man prays in front of the burned No. 1 studio of Kyoto Animation Co. in Kyoto’s Fushimi Ward on Aug. 26. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

KYOTO--Some survivors of the arson attack on Kyoto Animation Co. in July are suffering mental anguish so severe that they are unable to return to work, according to police.

Kyoto prefectural police on Sept. 6 released information on the 35 survivors of the July 18 massacre at the company’s No. 1 studio in Fushimi Ward, including details on their injuries.

“It was so traumatic that I’m unable to return to work,” one victim told Kyoto prefectural police investigators. Another victim said, “I am going to quit.”

The 19 female and 16 male survivors are residents of Kyoto, Osaka, Shiga and Nara prefectures, with nearly three-quarters of them in their 20s and 30s.

The blaze, which started on the first floor, quickly spread to the upper floors of the three-story building, killing 35 people.

All but one of the survivors were injured. Most of them suffered burns while others broke bones from jumping out of the building.

One male employee in his 40s outside the studio inhaled the smoke and was slightly injured.

Twenty-five of the survivors are still recovering from serious injuries and five from slight wounds.

Seven women remain hospitalized, with three in critical condition.

Police made a replica of the facility at the police school in Fushimi Ward, where the investigation headquarters is located.

Investigators there conducted interviews with each survivor, asking about their whereabouts when the blaze occurred, who was around them and what route they took to escape.