Lorry Crashes Into Crowd In Germany, 3 Dead & 30 Injured


Berlin: A man has shot himself after ploughing a van into a crowd of people in Germany leaving three dead and more than 30 injured.

Authorities are treating the incident, which happened in a town square called Kiepenkerl, in the western town of Münster, as a terror attack – although this is yet to be officially confirmed.

Three people are believed to be dead, six in critical condition and dozens more injured. Police said the driver shot and killed himself at the scene and they are not looking for further suspects. First pictures from the scene show a busy pedestrianised square with a mass of chairs and tables in disarray moments after the smash.

Families previously enjoying food and sunshine close to the Kiepenkerl statue appear scattered; tending to victims on the floor and pointing towards the devastation.

One photo shows what appears to be a grey van crashed into the side of a building. Münster is in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany.