China bus arsonist who killed 18 condemned to die


BEIJING: A man convicted of killing 18 people when he set a public bus on fire in China has been sentenced to death, authorities said. Ma Yongping, 34, in January set alight the bus in Yinchuan, capital of the remote northern region of Ningxia, leaving 18 people dead and another 32 injured. He was convicted of arson and sentenced to death by the Yinchuan Intermediate People’s Court on Sunday, the city government said in a social media posting. Ma admitted his actions but said he would appeal against the sentence, according to the government statement.



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