Blast outside school in S.W. China kills 2, injures 44

Blast outside school in S.W. China kills 2, injures 44

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9 September 2013

19:02

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HONG KONG, Sept. 9 -- An explosion outside a primary school in southwest China's Guilin City on Monday killed two people and injured at least 44 others, half of them schoolchildren, according to local news reports.

Photographs posted on state-run news website CRI showed injured people lying and sitting on the ground outside the entrance of Balijie Primary School in the city's Lingchuan County, while cars and motorcycles burned and windows of nearby shops were shattered.

It said a man and a woman were killed, and some of the 44 people injured were hospitalized in critical condition, CRI reported.

The official Xinhua News Agency also reported on the blast, saying it occurred at about 7:10 a.m. in the resort city, which is located in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and that an investigation into the cause was under way.

The Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy quoted unnamed sources as saying a bomb was set off by a discontented man who frequently complained to the government, and that he was among the two people who died.

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