Man sentenced to death for homicide, hijacking bus

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A court in eastern China's Fujian Province has sentenced a man to death for hijacking and crashing a bus killing eight people in December.

Qiu Rihui was also deprived of his political rights for life for homicide and endangering public security with dangerous means, according to the Longyan City Intermediate People's Court.

Eight people were killed and many others injured after the hijacked bus crashed into pedestrians on the street in the city proper of Longyan on Dec. 25, 2018. Police later caught Qiu, who was unemployed and a native of Longyan.

The initial police investigation shows that on that day, the suspect had a conflict with an official of the neighborhood committee, with whom he had long been at odds, during the official's visit to his home. He then attacked people with a knife, hijacked a bus and used it to hit pedestrians.

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