Explosion hits outside US Embassy in Beijing




Explosion hits outside US Embassy in Beijing


An explosion reportedly occured outside the US Embassy in Beijing after a woman covered herself in petrol and tried to set herself on fire.

Photos posted on Twitter showed a large amount of smoke and what appeared to be police vehicles surrounding the vast structure in northeastern Beijing on Thursday afternoon.

Explosion hits outside US Embassy in Beijing

Chinese police are said to have taken away a woman who sprayed herself with gasoline in what was suspected to be a self-immolation attempt, according to local media reports which have not been verified.

Another witness said there were seven to eight police vehicles near the embassy and the road next to the complex had been closed off.

U.S. embassy officials did not immediately comment.

The ruling Communist Party newspaper Global Times said police 'took away a woman spraying gasoline on herself in the suspected attempt at self-immolation' at around 11am.

China and the U.S. are in the middle of a trade dispute, but America remains a hugely popular destination for travel, education, and immigration for Chinese.



Explosion hits outside US Embassy in Beijing Explosion hits outside US Embassy in Beijing Reviewed by Edozie Richard on Thursday, July 26, 2018 Rating: 5

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