Explosions at Urumqi market cause deaths, injuries

Explosions at Urumqi market cause deaths, injuries
# 22 May 2014 02:34 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. An unknown number of people were killed and injured after explosions occurred Thursday morning at an open market in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

All the injured were rushed to several hospitals, police said.

Witnesses said two cross-country vehicles driving from north to south ploughed into people in the market at 7:50 a.m. Explosives were thrown out of the vehicles.

One of the vehicles exploded in the market.

A business runner in the market told Xinhua he heard a dozen of big bangs.

The open air morning market is located near the Renmin Park in downtown Urumqi. Ambulance and police cars are parking at the entrance of Park North Street leading to the market.

Flames and heavy smoke were seen. The scene has been cordoned off.

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