The U.S. Embassy in Beijing confirmed information about the explosion
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing confirmed information about the explosion that occurred today at about 13:00 local time (8:00 GMT) near the Embassy. None of the Embassy staff was injured, told the newspaper South China Morning Post at the Embassy. According to the security service, unknown detonated a bomb, nobody else was hurt.
The Chinese police said that the cause of the explosion was a firework that lit the 26-year-old native of Inner Mongolia. The man was wounded, he was hospitalized. The representative office said that this is a separate incident and the police keep the situation under control.
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Originally that near the U.S. Embassy, an explosion occurred, reported the news Agency citing eyewitnesses. Over the scene of smoke rose. According to some of them, the police checked standing next to the mission car. Local media reported that police detained a woman who doused himself with gasoline and tried to commit self-immolation.