Six injured in two Chinese bus blasts

Incidents on separate buses in Foshan, Guangdong province appear to have involved explosives planted on board

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 January, 2017, 9:58pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 January, 2017, 10:58pm

Six people were injured when explosions ripped through two public buses in separate incidents in Foshan, Guangdong province, on Wednesday afternoon.

Nanhai district police received a call at around 3.30pm about a blast in a rubbish bin on a bus, Shanghai-based news portal Thepaper.cn reported.

All four passengers on the vehicle suffered minor injuries and the explosives were believed to have been planted on board the bus.

Another explosion was reported 45 minutes later on another bus in Nanhai, with two injured.

Preliminary reports suggested the twin blasts were caused by explosives. Investigations were continuing, the report said.