Beijing blast likely to be firecracker: police

A man was injured after igniting something that seems to have been a firecracker at noon in Beijing, police said.

A man was injured after igniting something that seems to have been a firecracker at noon in Beijing, police said.

The 26-year-old man, surnamed Jiang, set off the blast at the crossroads of Tianze Road and Anjialou Road in Chaoyang District at 1pm. He suffered injuries to his hand — no others were injured in the incident.

He was placed under police control and taken to a hospital for treatment. Police said the investigation is ongoing.


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