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Arrest After 17 Killed In China Bus Fire

- January 6, 2016

Police in China have arrested a suspected arsonist over a bus fire that left 17 people dead, according to state media.

Arrest After 17 Killed In China

A further 32 people were injured in the blaze on Tuesday morning in the city of Yinchuan, in the northern Ningxia region.

Eight are in a critical condition.

The suspect was cornered at a construction site, state broadcaster CCTV said on social media.

Police had earlier said they were hunting a 33-year-old man, according to the People’s daily. No possible motives were reported.

China has seen several fires on public transport in similar circumstances in recent years.

In 2013, a fire on a bus started by a suicidal man killed 47 people in Xianmen in China’s southeast.

A man was executed last year for a bus fire that saw 33 injured in Hangzhou.

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