Beijing, Oct 28: Three people died Monday in China after a vehicle crashed in Tiananmen Square in the country’s capital Beijing, police said.
The driver and two passengers were killed after a jeep crashed into the crowd and caught fire in front of the Tiananmen rostrum in Beijing, Xinhua quoted police as saying.
Eleven tourists and police officers were also injured by the jeep, which crashed into a guardrail of Jinshui Bridge on the moat of the Forbidden City before bursting into flames at 12.05 p.m., according to municipal police and Beijing Emergency Medical Centre.
There has been no explanation so far about the cause of the crash.
Tiananmen Square was the scene of the 1989 pro-democracy protests which were ended by a military crackdown.