One dead as vehicle rams bus stops in Marseille, France

 

One dead as vehicle rams bus stops in Marseille, France
French forensic police search the site following a car crash in Marseille.

Marseille - Police advised the public to avoid the Old Port area

By AFP

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Published: Mon 21 Aug 2017, 1:29 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Aug 2017, 9:38 AM

At least one person was killed and another injured in Marseille on Monday when a car crashed into two bus shelters in different parts of the French city, police said.
Police advised the public to avoid the Old Port area where the driver, a 35-year-old man, was arrested.
"At the moment we have no information on the motives of this individual," a police official told Reuters.
The driver first hit a bus shelter around 8:15am (0615 GMT) in the 13th arrondissement - or district - in the poorer northern part of the city, before hitting a second bus shelter an hour later in the 11th arrondissement, several km (miles) south.
The incident comes as Spanish police hunt for the 22-year-old driver who ploughed a van into a crowd in Barcelona on Thursday.
 


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