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Shopping centre blast injures 47 in Liaoning
Updated: 2005-07-07 09:03

An explosion in a shopping centre in northeast China's Liaoning Province injured 47 people and shattered windows Wednesday, July 6.

According to a Xinhua report, one person was seriously injured in the blast, which occurred around midday Wednesday at the Zhengde shopping centre in Liaoyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province.

A fugitive murder suspect named Ma Yuanxi had thrown an "explosive package" at a another man in a revenge attack, the report said.

The blast shattered all the windows in the two-storey shopping centre, it said.

The injured had been taken to hospital and the attack was being investigated, Xinhua said.

Ma, who was caught, had been suspected of murder when he was in charge of a mine in the northern province of Hebei and was on the run from police, it said without giving further details.

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