October 28th, 2013
03:58 AM ET

3 dead after jeep crashes in Tiananmen Square

Three people have died after a jeep drove into a crowd and caught fire in Tiananmen Square on Monday, authorities said, blocking off a busy area in the heart of the Chinese capital.

Police said the crash happened around noon local time in front of the Tiananmen Rostrum, a structure that stands at the entrance to the Forbidden City bearing a giant portrait of Mao Zedong.

The dead are the driver of the jeep and two passengers, the Beijing police said in a statement. Eleven injured people, a mixture of tourists and police officers, have been taken to the hospital, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.


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  1. chrissy

    So cnn has now become chinese news network???

    October 28, 2013 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    lol@chrissy. Good morning.
    We have known CNN to come up with 'real' news.

    October 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    Hi guys...

    October 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    Remember when 2000 times as many died in Tiananmen Square?

    October 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Hello @ rupert and to you as well @ BOMBO. And yes i do remember it @ BOMBO. 1989 wasn't it? And Egypt should've remembered it beforf they decided to do a reinactive of it don't you think? Intelligent people are those that learn from the mistakes of others!

    October 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Oops that should have been "before they did a reinactMENT" of that.

    October 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |