Three people have been injured after a helicopter crashed in southeast China on Thursday evening, Chinese media reported. The crash happened in a village in Quanzhou in Fujian province on the west side of the Taiwan Strait, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. Few details have been released by the authorities, but a witness said he heard an explosion at about 7pm and saw thick choking smoke. The area around the crash was cordoned off by police officers shortly afterwards, he said. The small village near the town of Jieshan is sparsely populated, the report added. Three people were injured in the accident and taken to hospital, according to The Beijing News . Fire engines were dispatched and the blaze from the crash was soon put out, the report said. It added that power went out in the whole town for half an hour after the accident. A video clip shared online by internet users showed a large blaze and heavy smoke at the site of the crash. The propaganda department of Quanzhou’s Quangang district told reporters asking for information about the aircraft to check with the military authorities.