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8 dead after hijacked bus rams commuters

By Cui Jia | | Updated: 2018-12-25 17:21
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A photo taken at the scene of the incident. [Photo from the web]

Eight people were killed and 22 injured after a man hijacked a bus in East China's Fujian province and rammed the vehicle into a group of pedestrians on Tuesday.

The incident took place in Longyan city at 3 pm. The suspect is a 48-year-old unemployed man surnamed Qiu. The local public security authority said grievances harbored against local grassroots government staff workers over a dispute earlier in the day prompted Qiu to hijack the bus. The case is under further investigation.

A police officer was among the dead, while 22 others were injured, including one seriously.

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