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Three die after vehicle goes into crowd in front of Tiananmen Rostrum

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-10-28 14:33:46


A driver and two passengers were killed after a jeep crashed into a crowd of people and caught fire in front of the Tiananmen rostrum in downtown Beijing on Monday, police said.
 
Eleven tourists and police officers were also 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, according to municipal police and Beijing Emergency Medical Center.
 
Police have arrived at the scene. The fire was put out soon after.
 
The eleven injured have been sent to hospitals nearby.
 
A further investigation is underway.
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