Van hits crowds in Barcelona tourist area

France 24:- A van has crashed into pedestrians in Barcelona’s city centre, injuring several people, local police said on Wednesday. Follow our liveblog for the latest developments.

  • Authorities in Barcelona said a white van mounted a sidewalk before ploughing into a crowd in the city’s busy¬†Las Ramblas¬†district, which is popular with locals and tourists.
  • Several people were reportedly injured, with police describing the incident as a “massive crash”.
  • Catalan emergency services said people should avoid the area around Placa Catalunya, the city’s main square.