Molo­tov cock­tail at­tack injures 15 at pa­rade

The Myanmar Times - - World -

FIF­TEEN peo­ple, in­clud­ing a oneyear-old baby girl, were in­jured in a Molo­tov cock­tail at­tack at a fes­ti­val pa­rade, of­fi­cials said yes­ter­day.

Sev­eral hand-made fire bombs were thrown from a nearby apart­ment build­ing when the pa­rade passed through a quiet res­i­den­tial area on Au­gust 7, Tokyo po­lice and fire of­fi­cials said.

Fire­fight­ers later found a man in his 60s who had hanged him­self in the apart­ment from which the bombs were ap­par­ently thrown, a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cial said.

One of the man’s neigh­bours told Fuji TV that he had been de­pressed af­ter los­ing his wife last year, and com­plained that the bois­ter­ous fes­ti­val, which in­cluded samba danc­ing, was too noisy for him.

Lo­cal me­dia said the fire bombs were made with a glass bot­tle at­tached with a gas cylin­der. –

Photo: AFP

A pic­ture taken on Au­gust 7 and pro­vided by a wit­ness to Jiji Press shows the fire spread­ing on a street dur­ing the samba pa­rade in Tokyo.

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