Tin-looking object exploded in Tokyo subway, 11 people injured

Around at 0:13 of 10/20/2012, tin-looking object exploded on Tokyo metro Marunouchi line (Ogikubo ~ Ikebukuro), at Hongosanchome station.

11 people are injured, some of them have burn on the face.

The metropolitan police department comments, a can held by a passenger with some liquid like detergent had an explosion for some reason.

A 27 years old man staying at the station comments like this below,

Soon as the train arrived and opened the door, I heard the explosive sound of “Baaaam” and inside of the train became a mess. After a while, I heard them announce “A spray can exploded.”




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Français :

Une espèce de boîte en aluminium a explosé dans le métro de Tokyo, 11 blessés

Le 20 octobre 2012 vers 00:13, un objet ressemblant à une canette en aluminium a explosé dans le métro de Tokyo, sur la ligne Marunouchi (Ogikubo ~ Ikebukuro), à la gare d’Hongosanchome.

11 personnes sont blessées, certains ont des brûlures à la figure.

Le département de la police métropolitaine annonce qu’une canette aux mains d’un passager et contenant un liquide détergent a explosé.

Un homme de 27 ans qui était dans cette station en dit ceci :

Dès que la rame est arrivée et a ouvert ses portes, j’ai entendu le “Baaaam” d’une explosion et à l’intérieur de la rame ça a été la pagaille. Au bout d’un moment, j’ai entendu leur annonce disant “qu’un aérosol avait explosé”.

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October 2012