British official travelling with the PM later said that Downing Street was aware of reports of the incident but had nothing further to say.There was no indication that the incident had disrupted the PM’s visit. Authorities attempted to dismiss fears the crash could have been an attack in the heart of the Chinese financial hub. Chen, who was injured in the collision, works for a Shanghai metals company and had no criminal record but was now under suspicion of transporting dangerous materials, police said. The minivan, registered in the southern province of Jiangxi, veered onto a sidewalk and burst into flames around 9 a.m. near People’s Park, authorities said. The vast city center plaza is also home to the headquarters of the Shanghai municipal government, which oversees a metropolis of almost 25 million people that is widely regarded as China’s most cosmopolitan city.

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