Filipina, 4 others killed in Tiananmen car blast

28 Oct

3 other Filipinos injured, DFA says

BEIJING (2nd UPDATE) – A Filipina and 4 other people were killed while 3 Filipinos were among dozens injured on Monday when a car plowed into pedestrians and caught fire in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the Chinese and Philippine governments said.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, asked whether the government believed the incident was a terror attack, said she did not know the specifics of the case and declined further comment.

Police said on their official microblog that the car veered off the road at the north of the square, a major tourist attraction, crossed the barriers and caught fire.

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