1. Crude bomb explodes in China’s Shanghai airport; 4 injured

Crude bomb explodes in China’s Shanghai airport; 4 injured

The four injured passengers in the blast at Shanghai airport have been admitted to hospital.

By: | Bejing | Published: June 12, 2016 5:38 PM
One of the injured sustained a severe neck injury, according to the hospital. An initial investigation has found evidence suggesting that the man’s injury could have been self-induced, hinting he might have set off the blast. (Reuters)

Four passengers, including a woman and a Filipino man, were today injured after a “home-made” bomb exploded at China’s second biggest airport in the commercial hub of Shanghai, authorities said.

The blast at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the city’s main international airport, occurred at around 2:20 pm near a check-in counter at Terminal 2, when what appears to be a “home-made” explosive blew up, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Shanghai Airport Authority – which manages the airport – as saying.

One of the injured sustained a severe neck injury, according to the hospital. An initial investigation has found evidence suggesting that the man’s injury could have been self-induced, hinting he might have set off the blast.

Xinhua on its Twitter handle posted that the male suspect threw explosive wine bottle, then cut his throat and is currently in ICU.

According to its post, four persons other than the suspect were injured.

The injured include a 53-year-old Philippine man, as well as a 67-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman, both of whom are Chinese. They sustained injuries to their heads, hands and legs, doctors said.

The injured have been admitted to hospital.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the blast, the report said.

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