Blast in high-rise shopping mall in China's Changchun, one dead

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Blast in high-rise shopping mall in China's Changchun, one dead

At least one person has been confirmed dead after an explosion rocked a high-rise shopping mall in the city of Changchun in northeastern China.

Local authorities said that the blast occurred on the 30th floor of the building and at least one person was found dead.

Videos shared on social media show people running scared as several explosions rock the high-rise shopping mall.

One of the clips circulating online on Friday shows what appears to be a blast occurring at one of the top floors of the building. Several people can be heard screaming.

Another video, reportedly filmed at the same street, shows fumes of smoke filling the area near the building. A separate blast can be seen on the street.

A witness told local media that she heard several explosions in Wanda Shopping Plaza on Hongqi Street, after which the evacuation was ordered. 

Authorities have launched a probe into the incident.

Unconfirmed reports posted on social media suggest that a terrorist was throwing explosives from the building.

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