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E China bus fire victims' names released

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-06-11 21:33

XIAMEN - DNA tests of 47 victims of a bus fire in East China's Fujian province last Friday have been completed, with the names of the victims being released, local authorities said Tuesday.

The victims included 22 males and 25 females, according to a statement from the Xiamen municipal government's information office.

The fire broke out in Xiamen city, claiming 47 lives and injuring 34 others.

The victims included eight secondary school students who were returning home aboard the BRT (bus rapid transit) bus after sitting a college entrance exam.

Chen Shuizong, a native of the city, allegedly started a fire on the bus, which was carrying about 90 passengers. He died in the blaze.

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