Several injured after car rams into crowd at carnival in Germany
24 February 2020, 18:39
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.
Eine Person ist mit einem Pkw in den #Rosenmontagsumzug in #Volkmarsen gefahren.— Polizei Nordhessen (@Polizei_NH) February 24, 2020
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Police declined to provide further details and urged people not to spread “unconfirmed reports”.
A driver of a Mercedes rammed into the crowd during the Rosenmontags parade, which was held in the city of #Volkmarsen, #Germany on Monday, and left at least 15 injured, including several children pic.twitter.com/InfG0CzQot— nonouzi (@Gerrrty) February 24, 2020
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.