18 hurt as burning van slams into crowd in Shanghai

18 hurt as burning van slams into crowd in ShanghaiA van caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians on a crowded pavement outside a Starbucks in central Shanghai on Friday, injuring at least 18 people, three of them seriously, authorities and witnesses said. Zhang Sai, a security guard at an adjacent building, told AFP the van was on fire when it veered out of control and mounted the curb, striking pedestrians and sending others scurrying to get out of the way. AFP journalists who arrived at the site found it had been quickly cleared by authorities.



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