Blast by ‘suspected homemade explosives’ rocks Shanghai’s Pudong airport

SHANGHAI: A blast occurred at Shanghai’s Pudong airport on Sunday (Jun 12) afternoon, according to local reports. Three people were injured and sent to hospital after the blast, said to have been caused by firecracker explosives, according to Xinhua News Agency.

Caused by explosives made with firecrackers, the blast injured at least three people, who were sent to hospital, said Xinhua News Agency. Flights have not been affected, the airport authority added.

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A report on Sina.com said two luggage items had exploded with five seconds of each others. The luggage were then 15m apart, the report said.

It quoted a passenger identified only by her surname Xue as saying that she heard a man yelling “No!” and “ah!” shortly before the blast as she was checking in for her flight to Thailand.

Passengers scrambled to run to safety as the explosion occurred, she said. A video posted on Sina.com shows a plume of smoke rising from the airport counters.

Two of the injured passengers were seriously hurt, Sina.com said.

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