Germany: Car plows into crowd during carnival

Source : 112 Ukraine

At least 15 people, who celebrated the closure of carnival season, have suffered
22:08, 24 February 2020


February 24, during celebrating a carnival in the city of Volkmarzen in Germany, a car crashed into a crowd, according to the official figures 15 people were injured, but journalists report more than 30 injured. The local news agency WLZ reports.

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The incident occurred during the celebration of Rosenmontag, a holiday that usually closes the carnival season in Germany. According to reporters, at about 14:30 local time, a silver Mercedes car rammed plastic fences and crashed into a crowd. Children were among the victims. A large number of rescuers and policemen are now working at the scene.

A police spokesman said the driver was detained. It is not specified whether the incident was accidental, or the driver intentionally directed the car at people. But at the same time, a representative of the police department in North Hesse said that the 29-year-old driver intentionally drove into the crowd.

German media cite eyewitnesses of the incident, who claim that the driver crashed into people intentionally, increasing speed. The German police ask not to make premature conclusions regarding the motives of his action. Law enforcement officials also said that in connection with the incident, all carnivals in this region were canceled.

As we reported before, in the Polish city of Katowice, an accident with the participation of a Ukrainian occurred.

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The culprit of the accident was a 52-year-old citizen of Ukraine. He was drunk and at high speed crashed into eight cars parked along the road. 2 ppm of alcohol were found in the blood of the man found.

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