At least 5 folks have been killed and 13 others injured when a automobile accelerated by pedestrians at an intersection within the southern Chinese hub of Guangzhou on Wednesday night, state media mentioned.
Videos circulating on social media and geolocated by CNN appeared to indicate the automobile, a black SUV, plowing by pedestrians on two separate crossings within the four-way intersection in a busy, upmarket business district of the town of 19 million.
Another video, circulating on-line and cited by state media, seems to indicate the driving force throwing handfuls of money out of his automobile after pulling to the facet of the highway.
Local authorities mentioned police had “managed” the driving force, a 22-year-old man from Guangdong province, and additional investigation was underway.
The incident occurred throughout rush hour at 5:25 p.m., when many scooters, automobiles and pedestrians might be seen on the highway.
Police and medical workers have been instantly dispatched, in line with native authorities, which additionally confirmed the casualty numbers.
An eyewitness cited in a report from state-run China News Service mentioned the automobile plowed by pedestrians on the junction with out stopping afterward.
While the incident was reported by China’s official media, it was not amongst trending matters on the nation’s closely managed social media platform Weibo on Thursday morning.