Five Dead After Car Hits Crowd in Tiananmen Square

38 injured


The vehicle struck people as it veered off the road in the north of the square. It then hit a barrier at the entrance to the Forbidden City and burst into flames.

A female holidaymaker from the Philippines and a male tourist from China's southern Guangdong province were killed along with the driver and two passengers in the vehicle, police said.

Of the 38 injured, three were tourists from the Philippines and one from Japan, they added.