Car drives into pedestrians in Germany's Trier city; 2 dead

WION Web Team
BerlinUpdated: Dec 01, 2020, 11:50 PM IST


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German police said several people were injured.

According to German police, a car drove into pedestrians in the western city of Trier injuring several people.

Police confirmed at least two people were killed including a baby. Security officials said there were no indications of a "politically" motived attack. 


"We have arrested one person, one vehicle has been secured. Two people have died, according to preliminary indications. Please continue to avoid the downtown area," German police told residents.

"Several dead and injured in Trier's inner city," police said, adding, "More info to come. Caring for the injured has absolute priority!"

Trier in Germany

City mayor Wolfram Leibe said at least 15 people were injured with "some of them with the most severe injuries".

Witnesses said a dark grey Range Rover was being driven at high speed as it hit pedestrians.

Trier in Germany

Reports said it was a 51-year-old German man who ploughed through the street for about a kilometre in his car.

Tuesday's incident brought back memories of the 2016 truck attack carnage through the Berlin Christmas market in which 12 people were killed.

German Chancellor spokesman Steffen Seibert called the events in Trier "shocking" as several leaders expressed their shock over the incident and the killing of a baby calling it "brutal".