15 massive blasts in Guangxi, China: At least 6 killed, 13 injured, police blame explosive parcels
Up to 15 explosions were heard across the city between 3.15pm and 5pm.
Of those killed, five were certified dead at the blast sites, and one died after being rescued.
The locations included a shopping mall, a prison, a county government office, a supermarket, a transport station, a hospital, a staff dormitory of animal husbandry, a vegetable market, and a disease control center.
Police chief: Parcels containing explosives cause massive explosions in several different places in Liuzhou, Guangxi pic.twitter.com/nhZkxHWuxY— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) September 30, 2015
Local authorities activated an emergency alert, saying the explosions were triggered by parcel bombs. They called on the public not to open any parcels.
Web users post photos of a partly collapsed building in Guangxi following explosions; cause of blasts still unknown pic.twitter.com/up0rnbstuF— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) September 30, 2015
The suspect has reportedly been identified as a 33-year-old man from Liucheng county with the surname of Wei, Channel News Asia correspondent Jeremy Koh stated on Twitter.
He added that the incident was apparently provoked by a medical dispute, and that the suspect wanted to take revenge on society.
Blasts in #Guangxi said to have arisen from medical dispute; suspect said to have wanted to take revenge on society— Jeremy Koh (@JeremyKohCNA) September 30, 2015