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China blast toll hits 3, including suspect

world Updated: May 29, 2011 12:12 IST

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The death toll from a series of explosions at government buildings in eastern China allegedly carried out by a jobless man rose to three including the suspect, state media said on Friday.

One of the 10 people injured in the three blasts in Jiangxi province's Fuzhou city on Thursday later died in hospital, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities.

A 52-year-old man identified as Qian Mingqi allegedly triggered explosions at the parking garage of the city prosecutor's office, at a district government office and near the city's food and drug agency.

The blasts shattered windows in the buildings and destroyed at least 10 cars, state media said.

China sees thousands of protests and other public disturbances each year, often linked to anger over official corruption, government abuses and the illegal seizure of land for development.

Bomb attacks have been increasingly frequent in recent years and are typically carried out by individuals angry over perceived injustices, business disputes or other pressures associated with China's rapid modernisation.