A series of explosions rocked the city of Utsunomiya (宇都宮市), 100 kilometers north of Tokyo, this morning, leaving one dead and three injured. The deceased has been identified as a 72 year-old retired military officer.
Two vehicles, and a building were incinerated according to video and images on media and social networking sites. Police arrived on the scene at around 11:30am Tokyo time.
Kyodo reports among the three injured, one is in a critical condition.
The explosions occurred near a crowded park where a traditional ceremony was being held.