Ian Johnston
May 10, 2012

A woman killed at least two people and herself in a bomb blast and another woman took her own life by jumping from building in separate protests in China over the demolition of houses.

China Daily said three people died as a result of the explosion at 9 a.m. local time Thursday in Zhaotong city in Yunnan province. Four of 14 people who were injured were badly hurt, it added.

A witness told the Kunming city newspaper that the woman went into what was described as the demolition bureau and detonated some explosives, according to China Daily. The witness said the women had been asked to agree to being relocated from her current house.

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