Blast near US Embassy in China

Tuesday 14 August 2018 8:45 pm IST

Beijing: An explosion occurred near US Embassy in China on Thursday morning. However, the US Embassy is yet to give their reaction on the news.

Eye-witnesses recount that a woman had attempted to self-immolate on the spot. She was later taken into custody. The police haven’t given out any further information regarding the incident and have camped in the area.

According to Reuters' report the roads leading to US Embassy have been blocked. They have also uploaded images showing the police inspecting vehicles parked outside the US Embassy. Images of smoke and plumes in the area soon after the blast are also taking rounds in the social media.