Published On: Thu, Aug 17th, 2017

Terror attack: Van rams into crowd in Barcelona, at least 13 dead

Madrid: At least 13 people were killed and scores injured as a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona city, local media reports said.

At least two armed men have entrenched themselves in a bar and taken hostages

Several people were killed as the van sped along the famous Las Ramblas tourist area, sending many fleeing for cover while witnesses said the van had deliberately targeted people before coming to a stop.

According to the El Pais newspaper, the driver fled on foot after mowing down dozens.

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack, reported the BBC.

Meanwhile, according to local media, at least two armed men have entrenched themselves in a bar and taken hostages.

This is the latest terror attack in Europe using vehicles to ram into unsuspecting crowds in city centres and other frequented places.

Barcelona police have said that the van incident that occurred on the Las Ramblas street in central Barcelona is a ‘terrorist attack’.

Several people have been injured in the “massive crash”, the police said on Twitter.

 

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