Shanghai van crash leaves 18 injured

ANI | Updated: Feb 02, 2018 11:36 IST

Shanghai [China] Feb 2 (ANI): A van ploughed into a crowd of people outside a Starbucks outlet in central Shanghai on Friday, leaving at least 18 people injured.

The incident occurred in the city's Huangpu District.Three of the injuries were reported as critical, the People's Daily said.

According to the reports, the vehicle was carrying six people.

Witnesses said the van was ablaze before mounting the pavement and crashing into a fence in front of the cafe at around 9am, the local media reported.

The Shanghai government has confirmed on its official Weibo account that the fire in the minivan had been put out.

All of the injured were rushed to hospital for treatment, it read.

The cause of the accident is not known immediately.(ANI)