Chinese Police Identify suspect for horrific kindergarten explosion
June 16, Beijing: The Local Police have identified a suspect in an explosion at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China. killed eight people and injured dozens more.
The blast left victims bleeding and weeping. Two people died at the scene and six died after being taken to a hospital. Police were investigating the explosion as a criminal act while witnesses told local media the blast may have been caused by a food stall's gas cylinder.
Initial reports said 59 were injured, but Xinhua and other media reported Friday that 65 were injured including eight who remained in critical condition.
A witness identified only by the surname Shi told the state-run Global Times in the hours after the explosion that a gas cylinder at a roadside food stall had caused the blast. The force of the blast sent people flying several meters (yards) into the air, Shi was quoted as saying.
In 2010, nearly 20 children were killed in attacks on schools, prompting a response from top government officials and leading many schools to beef up security by posting guards and installing gates and other barriers.
The Oslo Times International News Network