Passenger seen on video lighting bus full of passengers on fireBy Mason White 9:48 AM July 8, 2014
|The bus on fire|
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) Authorities in China, have released a video of the moment a man set a bus full of passengers on fire.
Many travelers and tourists were badly burned when the arsonist poured paint thinner on the floor of the bus and lit it.
The fire engulfed bus No. 7 carrying 80 people in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Many of the passengers on board the bus were tourists from other provinces and cities outside of Hangzhou. Three children were among the injured, police said.
The video that was taken by the bus CCTV camera and released by the Chinese police shows the man who started the fire pouring liquid, which he had in his backpack, onto the floor next to the exit so people cannot escape.
Thirty-three people were injured. Police said some passengers were seriously injured. The alleged arsonist was also severely burned after being trapped inside the bus by the fire.
People outside broke windows on the bus to help people get out. Police said that 28 people are still in the hospital, 24 with injuries.
Police spokesperson De Chuang said that they are investigating the motive, “but we suspect terrorism.”