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Terrorist attack in Barcelona leaves wounded and dead

13 dead and more than 50 wounded confirmed by Catalan Government

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17 August 2017 06:33 PM

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ACN | Barcelona
The police has arrested one man who could be related to the attack. The Mossos are searching for at least two men, one second van has been found at the city of Vic, in central Catalonia. The Catalan government has come together in an emergency meeting. The Minister of Interior has confirmed at least 35 wounded to different degree and speaks of 1 mortal victim. The attack occurred a few minutes after 5pm near the central Plaça Catalunya and "there are possibly many wounded". A white van has run over several people on the Rambles in Barcelona this Thursday afternoon. According to Catalan Police, the vehicle was driven by an individual and "ran over a lot of people". According to various witnesses, there were stampedes and fear and there are reports of gunshots. At first, the area around the Canaletes Fountain at the top of the Rambles was cordoned off, and then the restricted area was extended to Bergara Street, and circulation has been cut off in the direction of Plaça Universitat. A helicopter is flying overhead. In addition, the Procicat Alert has been activated. Civil Protection has asked people to avoid "going out on the street" in the area, and Police asked to avoid Las Ramblas to facilitate the rescue work. Civil Protection has also asked for the closing of all public transport stations in the area. Catalan Police echoed the request in order to not block emergency services. At the same time, they have asked for the Metro, FGC commuter rail and Renfe train stations to be closed in this central area of the city.

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