Barcelona Van Rams Crowds in Tourist Area: 13 Dead, 32 Injured

Police in Pursuit of Driver Escaped on Foot: BBC

تم نشره في Thu 17 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Thu 17 August / Aug 2017. 08:46 PM
  • Site of van ram attack in Barcelona, Spain, police parameter - (BBC)
  • the van reportedly used in the attack - (Telegraph)


CAPITALS — At least 13 person killed and 32 were injured after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area, police say, according to various European and local media, including the Telegraph.


The vehicle sped along the pedestrianised area, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover in shops and cafes, the BBC report said.


Witnesses said the van had deliberately targeted people before coming to a stop, and the Police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.

Media reports said the driver of the vehicle had fled on foot, says the BBC.


Vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in a series of attacks across Europe since July last year.