ne man is dead following a mysterious series of explosions at a high-rise apartment building and shopping plaza in the northeastern city of Changchun on Friday afternoon.
Videos circulated on Chinese social media show people fleeing away from the Wanda Plaza building as loud blasts ring out from the foot of the structure as well as on a higher floor.
The local government’s statement on the incident mentions only the explosion on the 30th floor where rescuers found one man dead inside of an apartment. However, the local fire department has confirmed that it received a call at around 3:13 pm about a car exploding in the basement of the building. The higher blast then reportedly followed a few minutes later.
Witnesses also report hearing more than a dozen explosions ringing out near the building. So far, the cause of the blasts has not yet been determined.