13 May '11, 3am

Deaths in explosion at NW China bank

BEIJING: More than 40 people were injured Friday after a disgruntled former employee ignited a petrol bomb at a bank in a Tibetan-inhabited region of northwest China, local authorities said. The attack in Tianzhu county at 8:00 am (0000 GMT) caused a fire, according to a statement issued by the county government. A government official and firefighters in the county seat of Huazangsi township confirmed the blast when contacted by AFP, but said they were unaware of the circumstances at the scene. The official Xinhua news agency had initially said the blast caused "significant deaths and injuries," but later issued a report saying the fire had led to many injuries but no deaths. The county government said in its statement that 19 people were seriously injured. According to the official People's Daily website, a local television reporter said the disgruntled employee had been ...

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