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Germany Update: More than 50 people were injured when the driver mowed down a carnival crowd

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More than 50 people were injured when the driver of a silver Mercedes mowed down a carnival crowd in Germany

by Rhea Mahbubani

  • At least 52 people were hurt when the driver of a silver Mercedes station wagon drove into a carnival procession in Volkmarsen, Germany, on Monday.
  • Eighteen children who were celebrating Rose Monday have been injured and 35 people are still in hospital, police say.
  • A 29-year-old German man has been arrested in connection with the attack, but a motive is still unknown since police have been unable to interview him since he too was injured.
  • Volker Bouffier, the leader of Hesse, the state in which Volkmarsen is located, said he was "shocked at the terrible act."
  • This attack comes on the heels of a far-right mass shooting that left nine people dead in Hanau, Germany, on February 19.

Read more: https://www.insider.com/52-people-injured-car-plows-into-crowd-german-carnival-volkmarsen-2020-2