Reports indicate that the Tiananmen Square crash occurred when an SUV swerved into a crowd of people and then burst into flames. It is not yet known whether the driver drove into the crowd on purpose. The driver of the vehicle and two passengers are among the dead.
The Washington Post shares numerous photos from the Tiannmen Square crash, which happened around noon in China. Early photos show black smoke billowing from the site, but it seems authorities cleaned up the site quickly, some say almost alarmingly fast.
Brief updates did come from the state-run news agency Xinhua, but few details have been disclosed beyond the basics. Will further details on the Tiananmen Square crash be made available? That much is uncertain, given the country's conservative stance on sharing information on these kinds of incidents, but many will continue to follow the story to see what more is revealed.