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A car plowed into pedestrians in China injuring 18


SHANGHAI (AP) — A minivan has plowed into a busy pedestrian area in downtown Shanghai, hospitalizing 18 people.

Local media reports say the vehicle was carrying six people and several tanks of gas when it veered into a sidewalk near People's Park in central Shanghai. The cause is under investigation.

Videos on social media show people lying unconscious on the pavement next to a Starbucks cafe and firefighters trying to extinguish a blaze inside the van.

The New York Times says some initial reports from local media vanished from the internet - a hint that government officials may have censored the articles. It is also unknown whether this was accidental or intention.

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