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In pics: Van mows down crowd in Barcelona and Cambrils, 13 killed

A white van plowed into a packed summer crowd Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, killing some people and sending dozens fleeing. Barcelona police called it a terror attack.

world Updated: Aug 18, 2017 08:51 IST
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Emergency workers stand on a blocked street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (AP)

A van ploughed into crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media reported at least 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. (Barcelona crash LIVE)

Just hours later, six civilians and one police officer were hurt when a car drove into people in the Spanish seaside resort of Cambrils early on Friday.

Spanish police said they had shot dead “five suspected terrorists” early on Friday in Cambrils.

Mobile phone footage posted on Twitter showed several bodies strewn along the Ramblas, some motionless. Paramedics and bystanders bent over them, treating them and trying to comfort those still conscious.

Around them, the boulevard was deserted, covered in rubbish and abandoned objects including hats, bags and a pram.

Officers investigate at the scene where police had killed four attackers in Cambrils, south of Barcelona, in this still image taken from Reuters video on Friday. (Reuters)
Forensic police officers search for clues near the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona. (Reuters)
The suspected van is towed away from the area where it crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona. (Reuters)
People help an injured woman lying on the ground after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17, 2017. (REUTERS)
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH AND INJURY: A dead person is seen at the scene after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Giselle Loots SPAIN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SPAIN MANDATORY CREDIT (REUTERS)
A police officer helps evacuate people after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17, 2017. (REUTERS)
People are evacuated from a street after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain, August 17, 2017. (REUTERS)
People flee the scene in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, as police officers patrols after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP)
A person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP)
Police and emergency services attend to injured persons at the scene after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17, 2017, in this still image from a video obtained from social media. (REUTERS)
Plain-clothes policemen phone as they walk past police cars in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. (AFP)
A still image from video shows a police officer gesturing while walking across a road, after a van crashed into people in the centre of Barcelona, Spain, August 17, 2017. (REUTERS)

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 23:15 IST