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Three killed in China’s Tiananmen Square as jeep crashes into crowd
Posted By admin On October 28, 2013 @ 6:43 am In World News | Comments Disabled
London Guardian 
October 28, 2013
Three people were killed and 11 injured when a jeep ploughed through a crowd, crashed and caught fire in central Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the site of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989.
Police evacuated and sealed off the square, which lies across a broad thoroughfare from the main gate of the Forbidden City, soon after the vehicle crashed at around noon on Monday. A police officer at its north-east corner told a crowd of flustered tourists that there was an “activity” in the square and that it would be closed indefinitely.
Three people in the jeep – a driver and two passengers – died in the crash, according to Xinhua, China’s official newswire. The 11 injured people, who included “many tourists and police on duty” according to Xinhua, have been taken to nearby hospitals. The reasons for the crash are still unknown .
Pictures of the crash were posted online but quickly deleted by internet censors. One showed the charred shell of a four-wheel-drive engulfed in flames on the pedestrian walkway between the square and the Forbidden City, below a large portrait of Mao Zedong. Another one, taken at a distance , showed a plume of grey smoke rising above the historic imperial palace’s high red walls.
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URLs in this post:
 London Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/28/china-tiananmen-square-crash-beijing
 The reasons for the crash are still unknown: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/820764.shtml
 Another one, taken at a distance: http://beijingcream.com/2013/10/3-dead-after-car-crashes-into-crowd-at-tiananmen/
 Mothers of Victims of Tiananmen Square Massacre Call for Discussion: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mothers-of-victims-of-tiananmen-square-massacre-call-for-discussion.html
 Peng Liyuan: Tiananmen Square Photo Censored: http://www.prisonplanet.com/peng-liyuan-tiananmen-square-photo-censored.html
 Police Flood Tiananmen Square to Bar Protests: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-flood-tiananmen-square-to-bar-protests.html
 Chinese man sets himself on fire in Tiananmen Square: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinese-man-sets-himself-on-fire-in-tiananmen-square.html
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