One killed in Marseille after car crashes into bus shelters: police

12:48, 21 August 2017
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At least one person was killed and another injured in Marseille on Monday when a car crashed into two bus shelters in different parts of the French city, police said, according to Reuters.

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Police advised the public to avoid the Old Port area where the driver, a 35-year-old man, was arrested, Reuters reports.

"At the moment we have no information on the motives of this individual," a police official told Reuters.

The driver first hit a bus shelter around 08:15 in the 13th arrondissement - or district - in the poorer northern part of the city, before hitting a second bus shelter an hour later in the 11th arrondissement, several km south.

The incident comes as Spanish police hunt for the 22-year-old driver who plowed a van into a crowd in Barcelona on Thursday.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a 22-year-old driver plowed a rented van into a crowd in Barcelona's tourist spot, La Rambla, leaving a trail of dead and more than a hundred injured.

Last year, on France's Bastille Day, 84 people died when a 31-year-old Frenchman of a Tunisian man drove a truck into a festive crowd on the seafront Promenade des Anglais.

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