Belgium: Four dead as car hits carnival crowd | News | DW

At least four people were killed and more than 30 were injured on Sunday, when a car struck several people waiting to attend a carnival in the Belgian town of Strépy-Bracquegnies, 50 kilometers south of Brussels.

One child is among those who have died, while 12 others were seriously injured, according to Jacques Gobert, mayor of the neighboring town La Louviere. Twenty others sustained light injuries.

What do we know so far?

The incident took place early morning around 5 am local time (3:00 UTC) during a traditional early morning Carnival ceremony.

“A car drove from the back at high speed. And we have a few dozen injured and unfortunately several people who are killed,” Gobert told state broadcaster RTBF.

“The driver was intercepted as he tried to get away,” the mayor added. 


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