A vehicle-ramming incident killed at least nine people and injured some 46 others at Mijiang Square in Hengyang (Hunan province) on the evening (local time) of Wednesday, September 12. The incident was a deliberate act, according to local authorities; however, there was no immediate indication that the event was linked to international terrorist organizations. The suspect has been arrested. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident in the coming hours.
Individuals in Hengyang are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.