Police in a southern Chinese city have caught a man suspected of setting a fire at a three-story building Tuesday that killed 18 people and injured five others.
The public security bureau of Qingyuan City in Guangdong province said authorities arrested a 32-year-old man named Liu Chunlu in the county-level city of Yingde, which Qingyuan oversees.
Police had offered a 200,000 yuan ($32,000) reward for the man they accuse of starting the fire early Tuesday morning.
The fatal fire (left) started after midnight at a karaoke bar in Guangdong province, China, and was put out shortly before 1:00am local time. The suspect (right) was caught this morning
This aerial photo provide by China's Xinhua News Agency shows the fire accident site of a karaoke bar in Yingde City, south China's Guangdong Province, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The bureau said the man had burns on his hips. It did not provide a motive for the arson, but state broadcaster China Central Television reported the suspect had set fire to a karaoke parlor after an argument with others.