Van drives into pedestrians Barcelona, police are going out of attack
Photo: NU.nl/Max Tigg
A van is Thursday drove into pedestrians in the centre of Barcelona. The Spanish police speaks of a terrorist attack. There are at least twenty injuries and possible deaths.
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Local media speak of at least two deaths, but that is not confirmed yet. The Spanish emergency services call up people to stay away from the place of the accident.
The white van drove full speed into the pavement of the Ramblas. A famous street where many tourists come. Dozens of people would have been hit.
According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, would the driver of the van on the flight have been captured.
The Spanish newspaper El Periodico is reporting that two armed men have been holed up in a bar. It is unclear yet whether the two were also involved in the attack with the van.
BREAKING: Armed police hunting for terrorists in the vicinity of Barcelona attack – @polaymerich
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16:08 – 17 August 2017
Bystanders run in panic after van in Barcelona arrive at people
The rescue services have the people called the area around the Plaça de Catalunya to avoid. Metro stations nearby are closed. The environment is by the police cordoned off.
Van drives into people in Barcelona
In Barcelona is a van drove down on people on the Ramblas. There are multiple wound cases.
It is not yet known whether it was an attack.
Many emergency services are on site. Shops are vacated, public transport shut down.
The authorities ask people to be away from the Ramblas.
The Ramblas is a famous street where many tourists come.
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The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, says to be in contact with local authorities and that it is now of interest is the wounded as well as possible.
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