One killed, two in­jured in Ja­pan park blasts

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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. –

Photo: AFP

Po­lice and fire­fight­ers in­ves­ti­gate a park­ing lot af­ter an ex­plo­sion in Ut­sunomiya, some 100 kilo­me­tres (60 miles) north of Tokyo, yes­ter­day.

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