Explosions in Japanese park kill one, cause not known - NHK | Reuters

TOKYO Several explosions went off in on Sunday in two locations near a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing one person and injuring three, state broadcaster NHK reported.The cause of the blasts was not known, NHK said.

Reuters October 23, 2016 12:45:05 IST
Explosions in Japanese park kill one, cause not known - NHK
| Reuters

Explosions in Japanese park kill one cause not known  NHK
 Reuters

TOKYO Several explosions went off in on Sunday in two locations near a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing one person and injuring three, state broadcaster NHK reported.The cause of the blasts was not known, NHK said. The police said they were investigating whether the incidents at the two sites were linked, but did not give further details. One of the injured people, a man, was being treated for shrapnel wounds, the broadcaster said. The person killed was also a man, but no other details were available about him or the other two wounded.

Crime rates are low in Japan, and there are no known groups waging any sort of violent campaign against the state.Images broadcast by NHK showed two burnt out cars in a parking lot about 200 metres (650 feet) from the park and a charred broken bench at the edge of the park, where a folk art festival was underway.

Witnesses told the broadcaster they heard a series of loud explosions.

(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Robert Birsel)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

also read

NEET UG 2021: Last date for correction in application form extended to 14 October
India

NEET UG 2021: Last date for correction in application form extended to 14 October

Candidates can make changes in the following fields – gender, e-mail address, nationality, category, sub-category, and fields of second phase

NEET UG 2021: Application correction window open till 13 October; check details here
India

NEET UG 2021: Application correction window open till 13 October; check details here

According to the official notice, this is the last opportunity for applicants to edit their NEET UG 2021 first and second phase applications