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One dead, 19 injured in bus fire in east China

Published on Aug 20, 2014 11:28 AM

JINAN – One person was killed and 19 others injured after a public bus caught fire during morning rush hour in east China’s Shandong province on Wednesday.

The fire on the bus in Longkou city broke out at around 8.30am local time and was put out half an hour later, Xinhua news agency quoted the municipal government as saying.

Police said the fire was an act of arson, following a preliminary investigation, the news agency said. They believe the suspect is a man around 50 years old. 

A woman in her 40s died on the spot and four of the injured are in serious condition, according to the report.

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