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WHOA! Explosion Rocks Beijing Airport In China - Terminal Evacuated - VIDEO

WHOA!! Explosion Rocks Beijing Airport In China - Terminal Evacuated - VIDEO

By Ed Flanagan and Ian Johnston, NBC News

An explosion hit Beijing airport in China on Saturday, prompting police to order people to leave one terminal, a witness said.

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, of the International Crisis Group think tank, was at the airport when the blast happened at about 6:30 p.m. local time (6:30 a.m. ET).

“Huge explosion followed by panic, smoke and dust at Terminal 3,” she said on Twitter.

“Lots of excitement, police v angry, shouted crowds back and told everyone to leave,” she added.

She posted a photograph of the scene, showing the air clouded with dust after the blast:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-07/20/c_1325585...

TWEET:

S. Kleine-Ahlbrandt @ska_kongshan

Explosion epicentre, can't work out what it is http://yfrog.com/odgxwcwj
3:58 AM - 20 Jul 2013

TWEET:

S. Kleine-Ahlbrandt @ska_kongshan

Explosion epicentre, can't work out what it is http://yfrog.com/odgxwcwj

6:58 AM - 20 Jul 2013

The official Xinhua News Agency said a man in a wheel chair was responsible for the explosion, just outside the arrivals exit of Terminal.

Read more: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/20/19578743-explo...



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