FORTY people have been injured in a massive blast at a Japanese restaurant in the city of Sapporo.
Police said one person was in a critical condition following the blast in the capital of Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands.
The cause of the explosion is not yet known.
“I heard a ‘bang,’ which sounded like thunder, and my condo was shaken,” a man who lived nearby told the Japan Times.
Local media revealed fire crews racing to extinguish burning debris.
This is a developing story.