Explosions went off at three government buildings from 9:18 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. local time today in Fuzhou city in eastern China’s Jiangxi province, according to a report on a government website. At least five people were injured, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
The first blast involving a car occurred at a parking lot at the city’s office responsible for prosecutions and investigations, another took place inside a government administration building and a third near the Linchuan District Food and Drug Administration office, according to the report on a provincial government website. Xinhua said a farmer was suspected to have set off the explosions.
A witness, who asked for anonymity, said most of the windows of the prosecutor’s office were broken and a Volkswagen AG Santana sedan was destroyed, Xinhua reported. At least 10 vehicles where damaged, the witness told Xinhua.
The cause of the blasts and the total number of casualties is still not known, Xinhua said. The number of so-called mass incidents in China -- strikes, protests, and riots -- is on the rise as income gaps widen.