Pinoy injured by home-made bomb explosion in China airport

Pinoy injured by home-made bomb explosion in China airport

Five people, including a Filipino, are injured after a home-made bomb exploded at a terminal in Shanghai's Pudong International Airport in China on Sunday, June 12.

The China Central Television tweeted a report that "one from the Philippines" was injured.

The explosive was set off near the airport's Terminal Two ticketing area at around 2:20 PM.

Pinoy injured by home-made bomb explosion in China airport

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport

"According to an initial police investigation, a man took self-made explosive materials in a beer bottle out of his backpack and threw it at a ticketing counter," the Shanghai government said in a statement on its official microblog.

After the explosion, the man attempted to kill himself by slashing his own neck with a knife. He is currently being treated for "serious" injuries, according to the statement.

Another four people, including the Filipino, were lightly injured by exploding glass and are also brought in for medical treatment.

The incident is now under investigation. The airport remains operational.

Explosives are relatively easy to get in China, where a robust mining and fireworks industries thrive.

Individual Chinese have resorted to extreme measures in the past to settle grievances. In 2013, a man in a wheelchair set off a home-made explosive at Beijing's international airport. Reports said the man's motive was to draw attention to a previous grievance.

Such airport incidents, however, are rare in light of the tight security in the country's airports.

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