Xi'an police discover cause of Monday's food shop blast
( 2003-07-17 17:01) (Xinhua)
Police on Wednesday announced that they have discovered the cause of Monday's
blast in a food store in downtown Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi
According to the police, 43-year-old Wang Dayong was distraught over his
broken marriage and the division of property. At around 9: 00 a.m. Monday, Wang,
armed with explosives, went to his ex-wife's food stall and entered into
negotiations, which ended in a violent argument.
In desperation, Wang set off the explosives, killing himself, his ex-wife and
three court employees and injuring nine others seriously.
Li Jianguo, secretary of the Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist
Party of China (CPC), and Jia Zhibang, Shaanxi governor, ordered police to
investigate the cause of the blast.