Several injured after car rams into crowd at carnival in Germany

Europe

24 February 2020, 18:39

Emergency services are at the scene after a car ploughed into a carnival parade injuring several people in Volkmarsen. Photo: news.sky.com

German police said that several people have been injured after a car drove into a crowd at a carnival procession, Euronews reports.

In a statement, Northern Hesse police said a large number of police are at the scene in Volkmarsen and that the driver of the car had been arrested.

Police declined to provide further details and urged people not to spread “unconfirmed reports”.

The incident took place on the so-called Rosenmontag, or Rose Monday carnival, which is marked across Germany with parades.

It comes less than a week after a shooting in Hanau, Germany, at a shisha cafe left ten dead.

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