A 33-year-old unemployed man blew himself up in eastern China, killing himself and two others and wounding 23 more, the latest deadly action by a disgruntled citizen.
Xie Xingtang detonated the blast yesterday at a park in Heze, in the eastern province of Shandong, the official Xinhua news agency said, adding that three of the injured were in critical condition.
Two people, including the man suspected of triggering the explosion, died on the spot.
One of the injured died after being sent to the hospital.
Police investigation suggests the suspect was single and has suffered from liver cirrhosis ascites for years.
His condition had taken a turn for the worse prior to the incident.
The county government said they had allocated subsistence allowances to and his family and provided policy support and donation to them since 2013 as they faced financial difficulties.
Disgruntled citizens have staged several deadly incidents in the country in recent years.
In June 2013, a street vendor set fire to a bus in Xiamen in east China’s Fujian province, killing 46 passengers and himself in an act of retaliation against local authorities.