Sus­pect in ex­plo­sions died in blasts: China state news

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

Main­land China’s state news agency re­ported Fri­day that a man sus­pected of be­ing re­spon­si­ble for 18 ex­plo­sions in a south­ern Chi­nese county that killed 10 peo­ple and in­jured 51 oth­ers died in the blasts and had dis­putes with lo­cal vil­lagers and com­pa­nies.

State media had pre­vi­ously re­ported that 17 ex­plo­sions trig­gered by bomb de­vices in mail pack­ages went off Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon in Li­ucheng and sur­round­ing ar­eas in China’s Guangxi re­gion. Another ex­plo­sion hit a house Thurs­day.

Sus­pect Wei Yiny­ong, 33, made timed ex­plo­sive de­vices and ei­ther planted them or hired peo­ple to de­liver them, the Xin­hua News Agency said, cit­ing po­lice in Li­uzhou city, which ad­min­is­ters Li­ucheng county.

Xin­hua said Wei had dis­putes with vil­lagers and com­pa­nies en­gaged in quarry-re­lated pro­duc­tion.

It also said that 10 peo­ple died, rather than the seven pre­vi­ously re­ported. A DNA anal­y­sis de­ter­mined that Wei was among those killed, Xin­hua said.

The ex­plo­sions Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon hit a hos­pi­tal, mar­kets, a shop­ping mall, a bus sta­tion and sev­eral gov­ern­ment build­ings.

They came on the eve of a seven-day na­tional hol­i­day in the coun­try, a time when tens of mil­lions of Chi­nese travel.

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