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Suspected revenge blast injures 12, five seriously
Updated: 2008-07-02 19:15

BEIJING  -- A suspected revenge blast on Wednesday injured 12 people, including five seriously, in central China's Hunan Province, the local authority confirmed.

The incident occurred around 8:40 a.m. in Zhangjiajie City when a man surnamed Tian drove an agricultural vehicle with two gas cylinders aboard into a sub-district office, police said.

Before crashing into the office he set the cylinders alight.

All the injured were rushed to a local hospital immediately.

Tian, a Pengjiaxiang Community local, was quickly overpowered.

According to an initial investigation, he had deliberately caused the blast as revenge against the local government for tearing down an illegal structure owned by him.