Vehicle packed with gas tanks ploughs through pedestrians before bursting into flames leaving dozens injured

Posted by The King Slayer 2 years ago in Accidents
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Dozens of people have been injured after a van ploughed through pedestrians in Shanghai - as Prime Minister Theresa May was visiting the city.

Horrific pictures and video posted online show victims lying stricken on the pavement near the People's Park after the incident at around 9am local time on Friday.

The Chinese government said that 18 people were injured, three of them critically.

The brown van, with a foreign registration plate, appeared to have mounted the pavement and crashed into a branch of Starbucks.

Witnesses suggested it was already on fire at the time.

Firefighters and police rushed on the scene and smoke could be seen billowing from the windows of the vehicle.

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