TOKYO, July 19 (CGTN) -- 33 people are confirmed dead in a suspected arson attack in Kyoto, the Kyoto fire department said.

The search for survivors has been completed. So far, there have been no reports of Chinese citizens injured in the fire, the Chinese Consulate-General in Osaka said.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered his condolences to the victims, describing the fire as a "tragedy" on Twitter in the afternoon on Thursday.