August 17, 2017 / 4:13 PM / 7 months ago

Two dead after van mows down people in Barcelona: Spanish media

MADRID (Reuters) - Two people were killed after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona on Thursday, several local newspapers reported, though a police spokesman said he could not confirm the deaths.

El Periodico newspaper also said there between 20 to 25 injured, citing police sources.

The police spokesman did not confirm whether the crash was being treated as a terrorist attack.

Reporting by Madrid newsroom, Writing by Sarah White, Editing by Angus Berwick

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