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.


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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