Another blast rocks China’s Liucheng County after series of deadly explosions
Another explosion has rocked Liucheng County in southern China, damaging a six-story building on Thursday – less than a day after a series of more than a dozen blasts killed seven people and injured more than 50.
The Thursday blast targeted a civilian building near the highway administration bureau in Liucheng, according to Xinhua. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties.
Update: Serial blasts in Liucheng county, S China's #Guangxi, occurred in 17 locations, including shopping mall pic.twitter.com/dGPpysdnd8— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 30, 2015
Local police are expected to hold a press conference later on Thursday regarding the latest explosion and the series of 17 blasts which hit the region on Wednesday afternoon.
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The explosions targeted a hospital, local markets, a shopping mall, a bus station and several government buildings in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Serial parcel blasts kill at least 7, with 2 missing, another 51 injured; suspect identified http://t.co/Ph12AMbr6Upic.twitter.com/njQnl0Nkb0— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 30, 2015
At least seven people were killed and 51 injured by the blast, while two remain missing according to the Guangxi Daily.
All of the explosions happened between 3:15pm and 5:00pm and were triggered by parcel bombs, according to authorities.
#UPDATE Parcel services temporarily halted in Liucheng, #Guangxi, where deadly parcel blasts took place Wednesday— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) October 1, 2015
Police already apprehended a suspect, identified only as a 33-year-old man named Wei, a native of Liucheng county, according to Xinhua. Nothing was revealed about the possible motives for the attack.
Update: 33-yr-old man surnamed Wei, a Liucheng county native, identified as suspect of blasts in S. China's #Guangxipic.twitter.com/hfotBvPa1X— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 30, 2015