Man throws explosive onto bus in China, 17 injured in blast caught on camera


by Zoe Low in SCMP
Seventeen people were injured in an explosion on a bus in southwestern China on Wednesday evening and police are searching for a 44-year-old male suspect, local media reported on Thursday.

In security camera footage being circulated on social media, a man can be seen boarding the bus in Jiajiang county, near the city of Leshan in Sichuan province, and lighting a package wrapped in cloth before flinging it further into the vehicle, which quickly becomes engulfed in flames.

Local police said they believed the culprit was Lu Shibing, a Jiajiang local, and urged the public to provide information.

The injured were sent to hospital and all are in a stable condition, according to the Jiajiang county police’s WeChat account.

Other video footage, from The Beijing News, showed a bus stationary on a busy road, with smoke pouring from the front.

The windows of the bus had been blown out by the explosion, according to Shanghai-based news portal Thepaper.