A jeep at Monday lunchtime charged into a crowd on the pedestal
area at a high speed then crashed into the stone column before
the Golden Stream moat in front of the Tiananmen Gate on
Beijing's Tiananmen Square, and exploded into flame, causing
5 death and 38 injuries, including police officers and foreign
tourists from the Philippines and Japan.
Here is an eyewitness account:
冉涩计：It was right
in front of the Tiananmen Gate! Terrible. A vehicle crashed
into a crowd then suicidally bumped against a White Marble
Column!!! [All three in the jeep
died on the spot] It was just less than 50m from where
I was standing.
This is a photo shot taken by a weibo user. In the background
is a smog caused by the explosion, in the front is a Chinese
taxi, like most other taxies in Chinese capital mainly serving
Chinese people who mainly do not speak and read English,
bearing a sign in English signifying "taxi".