BEIJING – Chinese authorities say they have identified a person suspected of setting a fire aboard a bus that killed six people and injured 35 in the southwestern city of Guiyang.
Guiyang police did not name the person in a one-line announcement Friday. There is no indication whether the suspect was on the bus at the time of the fire, or details on a motive.
The public bus caught fire near an elementary school midday Thursday.
Last year, a man set fire to a commuter bus in the southeastern port city of Xiamen, killing himself and 46 others. A deadly bus fire in 2009 killed 27 people, including the arsonist, in the central city of Chengdu. Both men were believed to be settling scores with society.