Mass Casualty Event in Beijing Suppressed by Chinese Media

Mass Casualty Event in Beijing Suppressed by Chinese Media

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At approximately 0845 EST, initial reports indicated that a motor vehicle crashed into a crowd of pedestrians in the Jiaodaokou area of Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. At least 10 people were seen on the ground amid several cars and motorcycles. However, by 0905 EST, several Sina Weibo pages concerning the incident were taken down from the popular Chinese social media platform.

Screengrab from Sina Weibo showing restriction on event content.

On X, where some of the videos made it out of the Chinese social media space, videos show a driver seemingly intoxicated while being arrested after plowing into a crowd of pedestrians.

It is not clear how many pedestrians have been injured or killed as of this publication. This is developing.

Tessaron
Tessaron
United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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