Would-be thief ac­cused of set­ting fa­tal fire

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

A 44-year-old farmer in Gu­tian county was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of set­ting a house fire that killed seven people and in­jured four oth­ers, South­east Ex­press re­ported on Thurs­day. Ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties, the man, named Qiu, from the vil­lage of Kengli, went to rob a house in the county seat at about 3 am on Dec 24. An­gry that he found noth­ing worth steal­ing, he set the struc­ture on fire.

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