The open air morning market is located near the Renmin Park in downtown Urumqi. Ambulance and police cars are parking at the entrance of Park North Street leading to the market. Flames and heavy smoke were seen. The scene has been cordoned off. (QNA)
BEIJING- An unknown number of people were killed and injured after explosions occurred Thursday morning(May 22nd) at an open market in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. All the injured were rushed to several hospitals, police said.
Witnesses said two cross-country vehicles driving from north to south ploughed into people in the market. Explosives were thrown out of the vehicles, Chinese News Agency (Xinhua) reported. One of the vehicles exploded in the market.