Key suspect dead in NE China bus explosion

Updated: 2013-01-13 21:45


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HARBIN - The key suspect in a bus explosion that killed 11 people in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province has been found dead in the blast, local government said Sunday.

Key suspect dead in NE China bus explosion

The broken commuter-van that exploded in Shuangyashan city, Heilongjiang province on Friday morning. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A police investigation showed, Gao Wanfeng is suspected of placing the explosives on a commuter bus that blasted around 6:30 am Friday in the Lingdong district of the city of Shuangyashan, according to a city government statement.

The explosion also hit a coach in the opposite lane.

Seven of the van's occupants, as well as four of the coach's, were killed in the explosion.

Police on Sunday also released an initial list of victims which was drafted after relatives identified the bodies in person.

The exact list will be released after DNA testing precisely verifies the victims' identities, the statement said.

The injured are receiving medical treatment.

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