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Jilted Lover Blows Up Self, Ex-Girlfriend on Bus

October 16, 1987

HONG KONG (AP) _ A man who was jilted set off an explosion aboard a bus that killed him and his ex-girlfriend and injured 18 other people in China’s southern Fujian province, an official report said today.

He Sengji set off the explosion Tuesday in Fuzhou, the provincial capital, the domestic China News Agency said.

He, whose age was not reported, was upset that 18-year-old Xue Meiling, a conductor on the privately run bus, had drifted away from him, the report said.

He boarded the bus, which began its journey in Fuqing county, about 30 miles south of Fuzhou, carrying detonators and explosives, which were set off once they arrived in the provincial capital.

The agency said only five of the injured had left the hospital.

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