Tiananmen Square cleared after deadly crash

Tiananmen Square has been cleared of people following a fatal incident today that saw a car plough into crowds of people, killing three and injuring many more.

A canvas screen has been erected at the scene.
A canvas screen has been erected at the scene. Credit: ITV News/Angus Walker

According to an official police microblog, the car veered off the road at the north of the square, crossed the barriers and caught fire, injuring "many" tourists and police.

Three died and many more were injured following a crash in Tiananmen Square today.
Three died and many more were injured following a crash in Tiananmen Square today. Credit: ITV News/Angus Walker

Read: Three die as car crashes into Tiananmen Square crowd

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Beijing crash 'suicide attack'

Chinese authorities suspect yesterday's fatal Tiananmen Square car crash was the work of suicide attackers, Reuters has reported.