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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 10:06 PM IST

Fresh blast rocks China on its National Day

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Beijing : A fresh explosion rocked a southern Chinese town damaging a six-storey building, a day after parcel bombs triggered 17 explosions killing seven people and injuring over 50.

 The blast took place about 8 am (local time) in Liucheng county in China’s southwestern Guangxi province as the country celebrated its National Day.

The explosion occurred in a civilian’s house near the local highway administration bureau in Liucheng, state-run Xinhua news agency said stating that no casualties were reported.

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The explosion caused damage to a six-storey building, with bricks scattered around, the report said. While officials said it was not a terrorist attack, the state-agency reported that police have arrested a 33-year-old, surnamed Wei who hails from from Dapu township in Guangxi.

Wei hired others to help deliver letter bombs, police said.

K J M Varma

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Published on: Friday, October 02, 2015, 01:02 AM IST
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