Bakery Explosion in Beijing, 2 Dead, 19 Injured

Scene of the explosion.

From NetEase (1 & 2:

Beijing Guangminglou Bakery Store Explosion Already Caused 2 Dead, 19 Injured

China News Service report, Beijing, July 24 — Today [July 24] at 7:35am during rush hour, an explosion occurred in a bakery near a bus stop on Beijing Dongcheng District Guangminglouzhong Street. At present, it has already caused 21 casualties, including 2 deaths, 4 heavily injured, and 15 lightly injured.

According to eyewitnesses at the scene, there was a breakfast stall/vendor next to the bakery store, and many people were buying breakfast on their way to work at the time.

Eyewitnesses also claim that the entire window of the bakery was blown away. According to the Beijing Fire Department, this incident was caused by a gas explosion, and at present, the fire has basically been put out. Firefighters have removed two 50kg liquid gas storage tanks from within the bakery. While information from the Beijing Police says it has basically ruled out the possibility of this being a deliberate bombing/explosion for the time being.

The following pictures are of the scene of the incident.

An injured woman is covered by blood.

An injured man is sitting on the ground.

An old man is lying on the ground.

An injured man is walking on the street.

An injured person is being taken away.

Scene of the explosion.

Scene of the explosion.

Scene of the explosion.

Scene of the explosion.

Scene of the explosion.

Scene of the explosion.

A blood stain.

The firemen at the scene.

The police at the scene.

The blood on the pavement.

Comments from NetEase (1 & 2):

南波儿佛 [网易北京市海淀区网友]:

Recently, Beijing has been very NB.

v字队大队长 [网易福建省泉州市手机网友]:

This nation of people that doesn’t even dare berate a thief on the street but has have the guts to call for the extermination of little Japan. This nation of people that doesn’t even care about the suffering of their own living compatriots but are shameless enough to say they’ll never forget the dead compatriots. To have this group of people, in Japan they’re called fascists, in Germany they’re called Nazis, in China they’re called patriots! —Wang Shuo

感悟凝固的文明 [网易北京市网友]:

Here, printing and copying has already started requiring real-name registration, hehe.

干妹妹比亲妹妹好 [网易北京市网友]:

There sure has been a lot of things happening lately.

网易澳大利亚网友 ip:14.200.*.*:

If you have the same questions, please copy and forward/repost:
1. How old exactly is Tianyi?
2. Only Tianyi, this minor, seems to have information released [in public] about him, are the other little fellas all invisible?
3. Only Tianyi is a child with a mother, are the others all orphans? Not even a single relative or guardian?
4. Only Tianyi has an attorney, are the other four guys and their families so poor they can’t even afford to hire one?
5. At present, Tianyi denies all charges, can it at least be revealed whether or not the other defendants admit the charges against them?

白交易 [网易广东省惠州市网友]:

OK. Even if Li Tianyi and the other three accomplices are minors, then what about the adult?!! Your motherfuckers! What’s the name of that adult?!! Everyone let’s ding this up!!! [7,675 upvotes during the time of translation]

liangyuanwwn [网易河南省开封市网友]:

Your comment is under review, please wait patiently!

言言言言言言言 [网易广东省东莞市网友]:

Eggs/balls shattered all over the ground.

毛主义万岁 [网易广西南宁市网友]:

Recently, things have been a little uneasy/un-calm!

白交易 [网易广东省惠州市网友]:

The cake couldn’t stand it anymore!!!

Comments from QQ:

腾讯网友 简单就是幸福:

Yet another explosion? Is Beijing going through a troubled time?

腾讯梧州市网友 小小: (responding to above)

The mentally ill have escaped yet again!

腾讯网友 ☆ん势不可挡:

Definitely someone taking revenge on society. The root cause is that government officials aren’t doing honest practical things for the people. The result is individual extremism.

腾讯杭州市网友 哥有老婆:

Can a capital of both killings and arson survive?

腾讯北京市网友 不死鸟:

Beijing is already no longer livable.

腾讯网友 下一站,幸福:

What’s going on these past few days? Hope everyone can be happy and safe!

腾讯网友 ■■■■■■■■:

Beijing welcomes you, it will separate heaven from earth for you.

腾讯网友 657283471:

Beijing is already no longer livable. Housing/real-estate prices are about to drop.

腾讯网友 813975459:

So terrible. Such a big explosion.

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  • mr.wiener

    In the second picture that poor bastard was sitting on the ground all bloody with his clothes blown off …..and the cop had already put up the tape and wasn’t doing anything to help him….Um, priorities anyone?

    My other concern was some comments seemed to be about Li Tianyi or the Japanese?

    • biggj

      Yeah I was thinking the same thing, Like not even relating to the story one bit about that rapist kid. That just came right out of left field. The one about the Japs that don’t surprise me though. At least they mix it in with the story somehow.

      • Peter Barefoot

        Some netizens have beening joking about whenever there’s an update on this Li Tianyi case, the media would release a breaking news to shift the public attention. So I guess these two netizens who left comments about Li Tianyi here was just trying to remind everyone not to forget about him.

        • biggj

          Lol, Yeah that’s kind of what I was thinking. It’s funny though. People want to see him burn, guilty or not. haha

          • hu ha guest

            I see him as their Justin Bieber. We would do the same thing LOL

    • Mighty曹

      That poor bastard must be a Japanese tourist.

    • Germandude

      He was asked if he has an insurance. After a negative reply, priorities were elsewhere.

  • biggj

    That guy in the wheelchair just won’t quit! The one arm bandit is on the loose again. But this time………it’s personal…

  • biggj

    Hey Mighty, put some floating officials in some of these pics. Lighten the mood up a bit haha I suck as PS.

    • Mighty曹

      Oh okay. I’ll call them now. They’ll be at the scene shortly.

  • Mighty曹

    Accidental explosion kills and injures while an intentional home made bomb only mutilated the maker’s hand. What is going on?

    • Germandude

      Are you surprised? Dude builds a bomb and the only thing happening is blowing his hand away. Reminds me of “Made in China”. Bakery explodes randomly for unknown reasons? Who are we to question?

      • Mighty曹

        Irony or Curse?

  • YourSupremeCommander

    The wheel chair guy is at it again.

  • Mighty曹

    BiggJ summoned the ‘floating officials’ to the scene.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      Guy in the middle is thinking, hmmm…. if I clean him up and slap on some expensive threads, he could be my next boy toy.

      • Mighty曹

        He’s actually scolding him, “You damn Jap, you walked in the bakery and it explodes. 他妈的!”.

    • mwanafa

      Oh man , you are genius.

    • biggj

      That’s better. Nothing to worry about now. Before they showed up 2 dead 19 injured. After they came no one dead and only one jap injured. Harmonie restored. The official in the middle is giving him some good old fashion Chinese scolding.

    • Germandude

      Awesome! You really know how to handle Photo Shop. really cool.

  • Lord_Helmet

    “Nothing to see here folks, just keep moving along. We will have it cleaned up in no time, with bare minimal investigation” -警察

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Does WUMART sell cheap shit made in the USA?

    • Mighty曹

      WUMAORT. All at 50 cents.

  • Haha netizens saying Beijing is unlivable. Cardboard buns, fake grapes and etc, so really? one explosion and they come out of the woodworks.

    oooo look at those wiring connections to the buidings, at least they seem align but any more would make it look like India.

    • mwanafa

      Looks like great wall broadband lines,the street I lived once it was like a spiderweb.

    • Mighty曹

      The sky is incredibly ‘blue’ (clean) for Beijing.

      • biggj

        They PS the pollution out… it’s cheaper. lol

        • Mighty曹

          Hahaha! That reminds me of the fake fireworks during the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.

    • guerrinho

      I think the reason is that the same day there was another explosion/fire. It is the third in less than a week in Beijing.

  • slob

    Is the bread ok?

    • YourSupremeCommander

      Luckily I just got lightly toasted.

      – Bread

      • Mighty曹

        Bread wants to be 油炸鬼

  • mwanafa

    The reason why the qq news notification I got was about Chinese navy ship entered diaoyu island. Deflecting people’s attention.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      WWIII

      • mwanafa

        Not gonna happen, just cats fighting.

  • lonetrey / Dan

    A sad outcome.

    I guess I’m just squeamish or something, but the amount of blood in the pictures (even though those people will definitely live) makes me a little uncomfortable. :/

    • Mighty曹

      C’mon, Dan, it’s just a little ketchup.

  • terriblemovie

    I regularly visited my friend who worked at that exact same bakery. It was always a blast. The wide array of delicious pastries just blew me away. The croissants in particular were just exploding with flavor. I stopped visiting after my friend was fired. He said that the baking industry boom was over and that bakeries were downsizing. My friend now works in bakery in Bombay, India.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      LMAO good work bro.

  • mwanafa

    I find it hard to believe the bakery store name is/was actually Guangminglou .

  • MrT

    I’m assuming some dumb fuck didn’t turn the gas off the night before and went in next morning and fired it up.
    Gas stinks to high hell so i conclude sheer stupidity yet again.
    Seems to be a lot of gas explosions in China and a complete lack of safety awareness.
    But we knew this already.
    Emergency response time crap as ever.

  • 剑胆琴心

    sigh!!
    nowadays even do not know when you will die by others’ angry….

  • moop

    http://news.163.com/13/0725/03/94JO8DBL00011229.html

    i’m more concerned about this story… what the fuck?

  • biggj

    Chinasmack, you have to get your shit together. You’re running stories about building blowing up and airport bombs and people dying….no one give a shit about that. You know what’s important right now??Prince William and Kate just named their baby George. That’s whats real right now!! That’s what’s hot in the streets!!

    • YourSupremeCommander

      If you are talking about Prince William Zhen and Kate Wong, then you are absofrigginlootely right!!!

  • symon

    Must have been one hell of a meth lab.

  • Surprised not a greater number of gawkers….

  • 剑胆琴心

    hahaha

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