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Barcelona attack: Van rams into pedestrians, 14 killed

By Vikas

Fourteen people were killed and close to 50 injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday.

Scene at Las Ramblas area of Barcelona after the attack

The incident took place in a popular tourist place.

Reports say that a white van mounted a sidewalk and crashed into a kiosk on La Rambla.

The driver of the vehicle is said to have fled the area.

Although there is no confirmation, the incident could be a terror attack.

As per reports, one suspect has been arrested so far in connection with the incident.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said there are no reports of any Indian casualties.

"I am in constant touch with Indian Embassy in Spain. As of now, there is no report of any Indian casualty," she tweeted.

On December 19, 2016, a truck was driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, leaving 12 people dead and 56 others injured. One of the victims was the truck's original driver, Łukasz Urban, who was found shot dead in the passenger seat.

On July 14, 2016, a Tunisian man deliberately drove a truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, killing 86 people.

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