Van carrying gas tanks hits 18 pedestrians in Shanghai | The Daily Star
10:51 AM, February 02, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:58 AM, February 02, 2018

Van carrying gas tanks hits 18 pedestrians in Shanghai

A minivan ploughed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in downtown Shanghai on Friday, sending 18 people to hospitals.

Three people suffered serious injuries when the van veered onto a sidewalk and burst into flames around 9:00am near People's Park in the heart of the Chinese financial hub, the city government said on its social media account. The cause is under investigation.

Local media reported the vehicle was carrying six people and several tanks of gas when it swerved off the road.

Videos on social media showed people lying unconscious on the pavement next to a Starbucks cafe and firefighters trying to extinguish a blaze inside the van.

The crash comes as British Prime Minister Theresa May is scheduled to speak in Shanghai.

 

Related Topics

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone and Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top