Metro Arson Attack Injures 17 In Hong Kong

At least 17 people have been injured, following a suspected arson attack on a metro in Hong Kong.

At least 17 people have been injured after fire engulfed a train carriage in Hong Kong’s underground system.

Police have arrested a man for suspected arson. They said there was no evidence that terrorism was a motive.

Media reports said a man had tried to throw a petrol bomb inside the carriage during evening rush hour.

Social media users have been sharing a video showing a man lying on the platform engulfed in flames, as other passengers try to douse the fire.

The train was travelling from Admiralty to Tsim Sha Tsui station. Two of the injured are said to be in a critical condition.

The South China Morning Post reported that a man had shouted “burn you to death” before lighting a petrol bomb but then caught on fire himself.

Police District Commander Kwok Pak-chung said a 60-year-old man had been arrested.

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