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Shi Yanfei, Disgruntled Former Employee In China, Reportedly Kills Officials

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In this file photo taken on Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, China's Communist Party propaganda chief Ding Guangen, right bottom, and other leaders stand for the national anthem during the opening session of the 15th Communist Party Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File) | AP

BEIJING -- A disgruntled former employee of a state-owned water supplier in central China barged into a meeting of company officials, poured gasoline on them then lit a blaze that killed three people.

A Shaoyang city official surnamed Luo says four other people were injured in the attack Monday morning against the city water company's Communist Party leaders.

The Hunan provincial news website says the arsonist is a retired staffer named Shi Yanfei, and that she unsuccessfully tried to kill herself by jumping off the building after carrying out the attack.

Shi was unhappy that the company had not provided a job for one of her two children though it had hired her other child. Luo says the woman is being treated in hospital.