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Tiananmen Incident 2013

29 October 2013

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".


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