Seven people are reported dead and at least 59 injured in an explosion at a nursery in China, state media say.
Official news agency Xinhua said the blast took place just outside the kindergarten in Fengxian county in the eastern province of Jiangsu.
It is not known how many children, if any, are among the casualties.
The cause of the blast is not clear. A local police official confirmed the incident and said it was under investigation.
Unverified images posted on social media show bloodied adults and children lying on the ground.
The explosion is believed to have happened as children were leaving the school in the afternoon.
Chinese news website Sohu quoted a local shop owner as saying a loud blast had been heard at about 17:00 local time which he thought might be a gas explosion at a nearby food outlets