外文标题：Suspect set bus on fire in anger that killed 47, China says
BEIJING: The suspect in a commuter bus fire that rattled a prosperous Chinese port city burned to death in the blaze he set to vent his anger, local authorities said on Saturday.
The fire ripped through the bus as it traveled on an elevated road in Xiamen during Friday’s evening rush, killing 47 people and injuring 34 more. It is unclear if the suspect’s death is counted in the tally.
Police identified him as Chen Shuizong after an on-site investigation, interviews and examination of evidence, including DNA, a government notice said. It said Chen was a local resident born in 1954 and that police found a suicide note in his home.
He was unhappy with life and set the fire to vent his anger, the city said. Xiamen’s municipal government issued the notice Saturday through state media and a Xiamen police microblog.
China has seen bombings and arsons of buses and public buildings in recent years, by people trying to settle personal scores or having overtly political grievances.
In 2009, an unemployed man set fire to a packed bus in the central city of Chengdu, killing himself and 26 others. In other case, people angry or unhappy with life have used knives or other weapons in attacks on children at schools.
In a microblogging account reported to be Chen’s, the writer claimed to be destitute and pleaded for an opportunity to live. The last entries were made on Thursday, the day before the fire, when the writer chronicled his frustrated efforts to get a local police station to correct his age so he could be eligible for social security payments.
The microblogging account was removed by late Saturday.
After the fire, emergency responders found bodies piled inside the charred, skeletal bus. Investigators said early Saturday the fire appeared to have been intentionally set. State media reported gasoline traces were found, though the bus ran on diesel fuel.
Xiamen was known for centuries in the west as Amoy. It had suspended service of the entire express bus system after Friday’s fire, but operations resumed Saturday morning.
Sadly, these bus-fire attacks show that even in a country that has completely banned guns, 1 person who’s sick and committed to taking lives can still do it.
China should investigate , why theses incidents are frequently happening
Sad . May their souls rest in peace. Such violence towards innocent ppl is never justified.
krsna099 (Malura Dalhousie)
The education system , the upbringing of a child by his parents, the environment around , the familhy and social compulsions — all joined together — make the behaviour of a person. It is not only in China but world over where materialism is in full swing, that such suicides take place. If in China a person killed 47, in USA (California) another man killed six persons. In India, father rapes his own daughter . Reasons are the same. Solution has to be found, which lie somewhere else.
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Buddhist Terrorism (Mumbai)
Now why is this not termed as Buddhish terrorism?. Had it been done by a Muslim, the world would have gone against Islam?
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Dinder Gwab (Mumbai) replies to Buddhist Terrorism
Didn’t you hear: his name was You Chew Mine Khan.
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satish (Mumbai) replies to Buddhist Terrorism
dumbo! he didnt die in the name of his religion ! he said he was frustrated with his own life ! the “terrorists” are those who die in the name of a silly religion ! -expressing their frustration with such a depressing religion?? veiled females and blind males !!!
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bharath (bangalore) replies to satish
wonderfully said mate… 🙂
Zahir Abbas (India)
When an American gets frustrated, he shoots around with an assault rifle and gets killed by the police. When a Chinese gets screwed up, he sets a busload of people on fire along with self. When a Pakistani gets mad, he blows himself up in a crowd. When an Indian gets buggered up with life, he commits suicide. Moral – we Indians care for others in life as well as in death.
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urikar Sangma (shillong)
chinese are strange people..I guess.
Ofcourse the ” suspect died in the inferno”; dead people don’t tell no story. Do not believe one word what the Chinese authorities say. The Chinese people don’t.
Arup Ghosh (Calcutta)
it is nothing shocking news any more. these incidents are happening across all part of world. but chines news come outside china is not usual.
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Hakim Ji (KD)
In Chinese society, below the surface, masked by the facade of economic progress, great frustration and tension exists. This is the tip of the iceberg. Nobody can be happy in a repressive authoritarian regime. In India people may commit suicide for several reasons but nobody tries to take many people with them in their journey to other world.