18 ar­rested over fa­tal ex­plo­sion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Eigh­teen peo­ple have been ar­rested for the il­le­gal pro­duc­tion and stor­age of ex­plo­sives after 14 peo­ple died in an ex­plo­sion in Fugu county on Oct 24. Ac­cord­ing to the county procu­ra­torate on Tues­day, the sus­pects had been us­ing five pre­fab houses in Xin­min town­ship to se­cretly pro­duce ex­plo­sives since Au­gust. Four­teen peo­ple died and 147 suf­fered in­juries in the ex­plo­sion. The procu­ra­torate also urged the po­lice to lo­cate the re­main­ing sus­pects.

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