The morning after at least seven people were killed and dozens more wounded by 17 parcel bombs that ripped through the city of Liuzhou and the surrounding Liucheng county in Guangxi province yesterday afternoon, another explosion rocked a residential building in the city.
According to Xinhua, this latest blast occured at 8 a.m. inside a six-story residential block, sending bricks cascading onto the street below. So far, one person has been reported as injured.
Before this morning’s explosion, police had already arrested a suspect in the deadly string of bombings which all occurred within the space of a little more than an hour on Wednesday afternoon. Five people were killed immediately, two are still reported as missing and more than 50 were injured altogether.
Immediately after the blasts, police launched a search for a 33-year-old suspect, surnamed Wei, from Dapu township. They claimed that he had hired other people to deliver express delivery packages with explosive devices concealed inside throughout the county, according to The Paper. Police arrested Wei on Wednesday evening.
The city’s public security political commissioner told reporters that public tip-offs had led to 60 suspicious packages being identified. The city post office has suspended its parcel delivery service until Saturday.
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Like other national tragedies, news about the blasts is being strictly controlled. Police have sent notices to Weibo users to delete messages and pictures about the explosions. Meanwhile, news organizations are being warned not to do their own reporting on the subject.