Blast Rips Through China Bank
BEIJING—An explosion at a rural bank office in northwestern China’s Gansu province Friday injured 49 people, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing the local government and witnesses.
The local government called the incident a case of “arson” in a news release, said the Xinhua report, which also cited an unnamed witness as saying the explosion happened when someone ignited a homemade “gasoline bomb.”
Xinhua provided no motive for the apparent attack. Later in the afternoon, the …