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1 killed, 2 injured in Japan park blasts

/ 02:10 PM October 23, 2016

TOKYO – One person was killed and at least two injured by two near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park on Sunday, the local fire department said.

The explosions occurred at a park in Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometers north of Tokyo, shortly after 11:30 a.m., a fire department spokesman said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts.

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“One person was found dead,” the fire department spokesman told AFP, without elaborating further.

Public broadcaster NHK said a body badly damaged in the blast was found at a bicycle parking space for the park.

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“The sex and ages of the three are not known yet,” another local fire department official said, adding one blast hit a car parking lot for the park.

NHK footage showed a car completely charred, as fire fighters poured water on it.

A man told NHK that he “smelled gunpowder in the area” after the explosions./rga

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