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Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 50 hurt

 

August 17, 2017

AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos

People flee the scene today in Barcelona, Spain, 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.

By BARRY HATTON and JOSEPH WILSON

Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone today in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Police said 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the terror attack.

The attack left people sprawled out on the ground in the city in northeastern Spain, some spattered with blood, others with broken limbs. As witnesses and emergency workers tried to help the wounded, police brandishing hand guns launched a search o...



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