• One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts


    TOKYO: One person was killed and at least two injured by two near-simultaneous blasts on Sunday in a park in Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometres north of Tokyo a fire department spokesman said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts.

    “Public broadcaster NHK said a body badly damaged in the blast was found at a bicycle parking space for the park.

    NHK footage showed a car completely charred, as fire fighters poured water on it.

    A man told NHK that he “smelled gunpowder in the area” after the explosions.



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