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Japan: One dead, three injured after multiple explosions rock park

Updated: Oct 23, 2016 11:51 IST

Utsunomiya [Japan], Oct. 23 (ANI): A person has been killed and three others have been injured today as at least two explosions rocked a park in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo.

According to the local police, three other people were injured in the park, where a festival was underway, reports the Japan Times.

The police said that cars were found burning in a parking lot at around 11:30 a.m. but the cause of the blazes was not immediately known.

One of the explosions took place at Utsunomiyajoshi Park's bicycle parking lot, where a dead body was found.

The body had been badly burnt in the blast and the ensuing fire.

Photos posted to social media showed columns of black smoke and the charred remains of two vehicles parked next to each other. (ANI)