One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts
ONE person was killed and at least two injured by two near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park yesterday, the local fire department said.
It is not immediately clear what caused the explosions which occurred at a park in Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Tokyo.
Public broadcaster NHK said a man’s body, badly burned in one of the blasts, was found at a bicycle parking area inside the park.
The broadcaster added two men, aged 64 and 58, suffered severe injuries. TV Asahi said they sustained shrapnel wounds, following the explosion inside the park.
“The sex and ages of the three are not known yet,” a fire department official said.
NHK footage showed a completely charred car, as fire fighters sprayed water on it.
A man told NHK that he “smelled gunpowder in the area” after the explosions. –
Police and firefighters investigate a parking lot after an explosion in Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Tokyo, yesterday.