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Hunan Suicide Bomber Blows Up Family on Chinese New Year Eve

Lianyuan, Hunan Province. The scene of the explosion is in complete chaos.

Lianyuan, Hunan Province. The scene of the explosion is in complete chaos.

From NetEase:

Suicide bombing kills 5 and injures 6 in Hunan on Chinese New Year’s Eve

Summary: Jan. 22nd noon, an explosion occurred in a rural home in Tielu Village, Qixingjiezhen, Lianyuan City, Hunan Province resulting in 5 dead and 6 injured. According to reports, the victims were eating their Chinese New Year reunion meal. The suspect Liao burst into the victims’ home and detonated the explosive strapped to his body. Through investigation, Liao and the victims’ household may have had a conflict arising from land disputes several years back.

From NetEase:

Man in Hunan suicide bombs elder female cousin’s home on Chinese New Year’s Eve

Jan. 22nd, 2012, 11:50 AM. Tielu Village, Qixingjiezhen, Lianyuan City, Hunan Province. As the 12 members of Liao Fangmei’s family were eating their annual reunion dinner for Chinese New Year, Liao Fangmei’s younger cousin Liao Zishe suddenly burst into Liao Fangmei’s house and detonated an explosive. The explosion immediately killed Liao Fangmei, her husband, and the suicide bomber Liao Zishe. The 10 other family members sustained severe injuries. The injured were then rapidly moved to Luodi Prefecture Hospital for rescue care. Among the injured were Liao Fangmei’s child (only 2 months old and unnamed) who passed away at Hongyuan hospital after failed rescue attempts. At 3:00pm, Liao Fangemei’s oldest son, Liao Chaoyang, also passed away from severe blood loss at the Luodi Central Hospital after several failed attempts at resuscitation. The other 8 survivors are in stable condition.

Understanding the event’s great importance, leaders of the Luodi and Lianyuan City governments and committees implemented an emergency action plan immediately after the incident occurred. Luodi City Committee member and Judicial Committee Secretary Wang Xionggan directed the on-scene investigation and gave special orders to not spare any cost while saving and treating the wounded. Wang was also spearheaded the painstaking work of managing the aftermath of the explosion. Leaders of related departments in Luodi and Lianyuan city arrived at the scene closely thereafter to direct and organize the clean up process.

Presently, the crime scene is stable and under control. The Public Safety Department has already begun a comprehensive investigation of the incident. Officials in Qixingjiezhen, Liaoyuan City are actively coordinating with related medical units to give full medical and rescue treatment to the injured, clean up, and stabilize the situation.

After the explosion, a window frame is bent into an arc shape.

Jan. 23rd. Lianyuan, Hunan Province. After the explosion, a window frame is bent into an arc shape.

After the explosion, a car window blasted with holes from metal shrapnel released during the explosion

Jan. 23rd, Lianyuan, Hunan Province. After the explosion, a car window blasted with holes from the metal shrapnel released during the explosion

Bloodstains left behind at the scene of the explosion.

Jan. 23rd, Lianyuan, Hunan Province. Bloodstains left behind at the scene of the explosion.

The house's front door, twisted by the blast.

Scene of the explosion.

Bloodstains and debris left over from the explosion.

Scene of the explosion.

A bowl of food covered in ash. The victims never finished their meal.

Scene of the explosion.

A crowd gathered to watch the scene of the explosion in Tielucun, Qixingjiezhen, Lianyuan City, Hunan Province.

Jan. 23rd, Lianyuan, Hunan Province. A crowd gathered to watch the scene of the explosion in Tielucun, Qixingjiezhen, Lianyuan City, Hunan Province.

Shrapnel extracted from explosion victims during surgery at Luodi Center Hospital.

Jan. 23rd, Lianyuan, Hunan Province. Shrapnel extracted from explosion victims during surgery at Luodi Center Hospital.

Injured victims of the explosion at Luodi Center Hospital undergoing rescue treatment.

Jan. 23rd, Lianyuan, Hunan Province. Injured victims of the explosion at Luodi Center Hospital undergoing rescue treatment.

Comments from NetEase:

SR817:

Ultimately became a suicide bomber…..

stephennet0:

One of the main reasons has got to be that this guy was bullied, and it was bottled up for a long time without justice, but in any case this isn’t worth taking your life for it.

老蒋被猫忽悠了:

To sooth the hatred in your heart, blow up your enemy…….niu

燃烧的雪茄: (responding to above)

“Those who sit on someones neck and take a shit will sooner or later get what they deserve!”

网易山东省菏泽市网友:

How are people in this society this heartless.”

一叶舟一蓑衣:

If someone didn’t use their power to steal [the family’s] land, causing a conflict that got way out of hand, who would want to blow up their own relatives?

xiayuguo: (responding to above)

Money and power has stripped China of all it’s morals, ethics, and [familial] affection!”

梵净:

“You reap what you sow” is the simplest philosophy for life. Good people follow a “Create more good, do less bad” ideal. By making, respecting, and carrying out common rules and regulations, we can resolve all kinds of problems and conflicts. Otherwise, what else would this world have other than bloody massacre? Hate begets hate, “Kill 1000 enemies, lose 800 comrades”, maybe in the end humanity will go extinct by killing itself off.”

熙燕:

I find this kind of stuff only happens in the countryside! ! !”

网易陕西省咸阳市手机网友:

These are all crazy people, unaccomplished, immoral people, people with the lowest class…they have never thought about how their own family members will have to face this in the future…

网易天津市手机网友:

Don’t bully people, especially those the that hold a grudge, because retribution might come back to you tenfold.

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