Car crashes into bus shelters in Marseille, killing one

14:26 • 21.08.17



At least one person was killed and another injured in Marseille on Monday when a car crashed into two bus shelters in different parts of the French city, Reuters reports, citing police.


Police advised the public to avoid the Old Port area where the driver, a 35-year-old man, was arrested.


"At the moment we have no information on the motives of this individual," a police official told Reuters.


The driver first hit a bus shelter around 8:15 a.m. (0615 GMT) in the 13th arrondissement - or district - in the poorer northern part of the city, before hitting a second bus shelter an hour later in the 11th arrondissement, several km (miles) south.


The incident comes as Spanish police hunt for the 22-year-old driver who plowed a van into a crowd in Barcelona on Thursday.





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