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“Massive Crash” After Van Plows Into Crowd Of Pedestrians In Barcelona’s City Center; Dozens Injured

“Massive Crash” After Van Plows Into Crowd Of Pedestrians In Barcelona’s City Center; Dozens Injured

A “massive crash” has taken place in Barcelona, where a white van has ploughed into a crowd of “dozens of people” in the city’s center, at the main Rambla de Catalunya promenade, Spain’s La Vanguardia newspaper reports.  Catalan emergency services said people should not go to the area around Placa Catalunya.

From Reuters:

  • BARCELONA POLICE CONFIRM THAT A “MASSIVE CRASH” FROM A VAN HAS OCCURRED IN THE CITY CENTRE
  • BARCELONA POLICE SAY ON TWITTER THERE ARE SEVERAL INJURED FROM VAN CRASH IN CITY CENTRE
  • CATALAN EMERGENCY SERVICES SAY ON TWITTER THERE IS AN INCIDENT ON PLACA CATALUNYA, PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID GOING TO AREA

As Vanguardia adds citing several sources, the driver appears to have run over a dozen people. The local police reported that there are “several injured”, without giving further details. Local emergency services say that police forces have evacuated the area, while several ambulances are attending to the injured.

 

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