(Reuters) – A man detonated explosives in the outskirts of China’s southern Guangzhou city on Monday, killing himself and four others, police said.
Five more people were injured by the blast at a building in the Mingjing area at 10 a.m. (0200 GMT), local police said in a statement on their official Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) account.
“All the injured have been sent to hospital for treatment and the case is under further investigation,” police said, adding that preliminary findings showed the suspect was a 59-year-old local man surnamed Hu, who died at the scene.
Local media reports described the building as housing a community committee.
Official news agency Xinhua described the explosion as an act of sabotage.
Man detonates explosives near Chinese city, killing four
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