Skip to comments.China Tiananmen Square car blaze kills five people
Posted on 10/28/2013 7:30:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Monday's incident took place at the north end of Tiananmen Square, near an entrance to the Forbidden City.
"A driver and two passengers were killed after a jeep crashed into a crowd of people and caught fire," Xinhua news agency said.
Citing police and emergency officials, it said police officers were among those injured by the jeep, "which crashed into a guardrail of Jinshui Bridge on the moat of the Forbidden City before bursting into flames at 12:05 pm".
One unnamed eyewitness told AFP news agency: "I saw a car turn a bend and suddenly it was driving on the pavement, it happened fast but looked like it knocked people over."
News of the incident first appeared on social media from those who were at the scene, but it appeared that some pictures were being quickly removed.
A BBC team that went to the site to gather footage said that they were detained for around 20 minutes before being released.
AFP news agency said that two of its reporters were also held close to the square, with images deleted from their cameras.
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Nice people those ChiComs that Bill Clinton sold American nuke tech to for campaign donations.
Come to think of it, the US media would handle it the same way.
I’ve been to Tiananmen Square. There is an amazing amount of security.
First reports said the car veered and exploded under the MAO picture as it had dissidents from South China in the car.
In addition there is no “bend” along that stretch of road for about 1/4 mile or more in both directions. I’m thinking western chinese arab types making a statement given the burning. Or someone just snapped and decided to take it out on others. In either case it wasn’t the govt that did the act - unlike ‘89.