Saturday, May 8, 1999 Published at 07:09 GMT 08:09 UK
Nato hits Chinese embassy
Diplomats ran out into the street in a state of shock
The Chinese embassy in the Yugoslav capital, Belgrade, has been hit and set on fire during Nato air strikes on the city.
A statement on Chinese television said the government severely condemned a "barbaric attack and a gross violation of Chinese sovereignty".
Nato said it was investigating the incident and regretted any casualties.
Nato said its targets included a command complex used as a residence by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and a hotel used as a barracks for men of the paramilitary leader Arkan.
Both locations are reported to be close to the Chinese embassy.
State of shock
Diplomats ran out into the street in a state of shock - some of them did not have time to put their shoes on.
The Chinese ambassador to the UN, Qin Huasan, described the bombing as a barbaric act and a violation of the UN charter.
The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was shocked and distressed by the action.
The embassy bombing followed an earlier daylight raid on Nis - Yugoslavia's third-largest city - in which 15 civilians were killed when a hospital and a market place were hit.
Renewed bombing on Belgrade
In addition, city officials reported that the Yugoslav army headquarters and federal police building were hit.
The state-run Tanjug news agency said Nato jets had used graphite bombs to cripple the power network.
There had been no Nato bombing in Belgrade for the previous three nights.