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Car slams into German outdoor cafe; 2 killed, 10 injured

Two people were killed and more than 10 hospitalized after an elderly man lost control of his car on Saturday and plowed into a crowded cafe patio in southern Germany.

world Updated: May 08, 2016 00:39 IST
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Rescue workers stand in the pedestrian zone in Bad Saeckingen, Germany.
Rescue workers stand in the pedestrian zone in Bad Saeckingen, Germany.(AP)

Two people were killed and more than 10 hospitalized after an elderly man lost control of his car on Saturday and plowed into a crowded cafe patio in southern Germany.

Police told the dpa news agency that the 84-year-old man apparently stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake, slamming into the cafe in the town of Bad Saeckingen on the border with Switzerland.

One 63-year-old woman died at the scene and a man died later in hospital.

The driver is also being treated, police said.

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