China ar­son sus­pect held af­ter fa­tal blaze

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

A man was ar­rested for al­legedly set­ting ablaze a two­s­torey house in east­ern China on Sun­day, killing 22 peo­ple and in­jur­ing three, state me­dia said. The sus­pect, named Jiang, is in po­lice cus­tody, the of­fi­cial Xinhua news agency re­ported. The fire broke out at around 4.30am (2030 GMT) in Yushan Town north-west of Shang­hai in Jiangsu prov­ince, be­fore it was ex­tin­guished an hour later. Lo­cal po­lice gave no fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the sus­pect, Xinhua said. The three in­jured do not face lifethreat­en­ing in­juries, the agency added.

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