Four people die in a tragic incident in Belgium: a vehicle drove into a crowd at a carnival event.
Update from March 20, 9:10 a.m .: It is still unclear whether the vehicle was intentionally driven into the group of people at the carnival event in Belgium. As the mayor of the city explained, the driver is said to have continued driving, but was then stopped. The Belgian municipality of Strépy-Bracquegnies is located about 40 kilometers southwest of Brussels and, according to the overriding city of La Louvière, recently had almost 9,000 inhabitants.
A moderator from the Belgian radio station RTL who attended the carnival event reported dramatic scenes. According to him, the car drove into the middle of the crowd. “There was music and laughter and three seconds later it was screams. It was terrible,” the broadcaster quoted him as saying. According to him, about 150 people attended the event.
According to the mayor of La Louvière, the municipal emergency plan was triggered and the victim support service activated. Belgian Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden wrote on Twitter that her deepest condolences go to the families and friends of those killed and injured. “What was supposed to be a great party turned into drama.”
Car drives into a group of people at a carnival event in Belgium – four dead, numerous injured
Message of origin : La Louvière – A tragic incident took place during a carnival event in Belgium. A vehicle drove into a group of people. Four people were killed in the accident in the town of Strépy-Bracquegnies on Sunday morning, as reported by the Belgian news agency Belga, citing the mayor. A number of people are believed to have been injured in the incident. 12 people were seriously injured, around 20 others were slightly injured. It was initially unclear whether the vehicle was intentionally driven into the group of people.