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.Updated: Aug 18, 2017, 08:51 IST
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.