Three set themselves ablaze in China

Three people in eastern China on Sunday set themselves on fire to protest over being forcibly evicted to make way for a bus terminal.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 22:24 PM IST

Beijing: Three people in eastern China
on Sunday set themselves on fire to protest over being forcibly
evicted to make way for a bus terminal.

The incident occurred Friday in the city of Fuzhou
when Luo Zhifeng, 59, her daughter Zhong Ruqin, 31, and family
friend Ye Zhongcheng, 79, set themselves alight, Xinhua news
agency reported.

The trio remained in life-threatening condition.

China has witnessed a surge of violent confrontations
over land seizures as officials forcibly remove residents to
make way for infrastructure projects.

PTI