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Barcelona crash: Van ploughs into people in Las Ramblas


At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a van in Barcelona ploughed into pedestrians before two men entered a restaurant with guns.

Pictures and video emerging from the scene show armed police and paramedics rushing to the Las Ramblas, a busy tree-lined promenade in the centre of the city.

Horrifying footage from the scene shows dozens of victims lying injured on the floor.

Catalonia’s interior minister Joaquim Forn has said it is ‘very possible’ that the number of dead will rise because of the ‘very serious’ injuries to victims.

Gunfire was heard at the Corte Ingles store in the area after police announced a ‘massive crash’.

Police officers were said to be negotiating with two attackers in a Turkish restaurant where they have taken hostages.

Officers were also searching for a second van the attackers may have hired as a getaway vehicle.

The civil guard has said the van used in the attack was rented by a man named Driss Oukabir , in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, El Pais reports.


Read more: BREAKING NEWS: At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack after van crashes into pedestrians in Las Ramblas tourist district before ‘two gunmen take hostages at restaurant’




The hired van (pictured), registered to rental company Telefurgo, rammed into scores of holidaymakers and their children before police swooped. The crumpled van is pictured as a body lies on the ground 



Eyewitnesses said swarms of people were running for their lives with one woman desperately screaming out for her child. Pictured: The van can be seen with a crumpled bonnet as people lie motionless on the pavement 




 Pictured: A woman lies injured on the pavement as paramedics offer treatment 




Pictured: A man lying on the street in Barcelona after the van ploughed into pedestrians along Las Ramblas 






Pictured: An ambulance attending the scene in Las Ramblas 



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