"An explosion in a bar in the city of Sapporo in northern Japan has caused great havoc. Over 40 people were injured, but only one seriously. It is unclear what caused the explosion."
"A resident in a nearby apartment block said to the japanese newspaper the Mainichi Shimbun that there was a high bang which was followed by significant tremors."
" I thought it was a lightning strike, the person said."
"the Roof and the windows in nearby buildings were injured by the blast, the magazine writes."
"According to the police, have one of the affected in the explosion sustained serious damage, reports the BBC who also report that some reports are talking about a gas explosion. The police have no information about what is behind the explosion, writes Kyodo News."
"the Number of injured is believed to rise as the area is searched. Emergency services have warned people in the area for that more explosions may occur."
"Witnesses have told us that they felt the smell of gas in the area after the explosion, which must have occurred at the pub Umisakura. The latter task, however, has not been confirmed by the authorities."
"In the area are located many restaurants, bars and shops, but also housing."
"I heard a bang that sounded like thunder, and my apartment shook," says a man who lives in close proximity to the Japan Times."
"another witness tells for the public service company NHK News that many were injured."
"– the Explosion shattered the glass panes of the store where I work, " says the witness."
"the Images from the news agency Kyodo News and other japanese media showing the devastation after the explosion, which occurred at 20.30 o'clock on Sunday, local time. In the pictures show how a building has collapsed, the white smoke that rises towards the sky, and how the blast had debris spread over a large area."
"Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaidoprefekturen."