Scary news just in from our friends at GoKunming:
This morning at 10:30 the bustle of Wenhua Xiang’s cafes and restaurants was violently interrupted by an explosion at Salvador’s Coffee House.
We have spoken with Salvador’s co-owner Colin Flahive several times since the explosion and he has confirmed that the explosion was set off by a man who had entered the restaurant with an explosive device.
Flahive said that none of the staff or customers present at Salvador’s this morning were seriously injured and that the man with the explosive device had suffered serious injuries.
Few details about the incident are currently available. Salvador’s has been sealed off by police, who have been investigating the scene since shortly after the explosion.
This is the first bombing attack in Kunming since the double bus bombings that killed two and injured 14 in June of this year.
According to a subsequent update by GoKunming, one man, possibly the one with the bomb, has died in hospital. Salvador’s is an American-owned cafe that is popular among Kunming-based expats but we’ll refrain from making any wild conjectures as to the motive of the bombing for now. Watch this space for more updates.
Photo of Salvador’s Coffee House from Synotrip.