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Arson on public bus kills one in central China

(Xinhua)

15:33, October 14, 2011

WUHAN, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- One person died and another was injured when a bus was set on fire in the city of Jingzhou in central Hubei Province Friday morning, said local authorities.

The bus caught fire at about 9 a.m. at a bus station in the city's Jingzhou district.

Witnesses said a middle-aged man poured what they suspected was salad oil on the bus and set it on fire after quarreling with the bus driver.

The man died in the fire and the bus's female conductor was injured, but the bus driver was unharmed, according to local police.

The case is being investigated further.

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