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Six feared dead in Glasgow bin lorry crash

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Six feared dead in Glasgow bin lorry crash

<p>Emergency services have been called to a serious road accident in Glasgow city centre after a bin lorry mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians. </p> <p>A Police Scotland spokesperson has announced “a number of fatalities and people injured”. UK media are reporting up to six people could have been killed.</p> <p>The vehicle reportedly collided with a group of people in a busy part of the city before crashing into the side of the Millennium Hotel. The crash is being treated as a road traffic accident, with initial reports suggesting the driver suffered a heart attack at the wheel.</p> <p>A Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters are in attendance at a serious incident on Queen Street.</p> <p>“We received a 999 call at 2.30pm reporting a collision and currently have five appliances at the scene.”</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bin lorry ‘crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow’: Police confirm serious incident in city centre George Square after… <a href="http://t.co/58JHc3sTVJ">http://t.co/58JHc3sTVJ</a></p>— Edinburgh News (@edibreakingnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/edibreakingnews/status/547048556939317248">December 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Serious accident on George Square in Glasgow involving a bin lorry. Police starting to close the square. <a href="https://t.co/rTQfSxkD4d">https://t.co/rTQfSxkD4d</a></p>— Peter A Smith (@PeterAdamSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/PeterAdamSmith/status/547045911474733056">December 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sky sources: At least two people have died after bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in Glasgow <a href="http://t.co/Nj93ovBm6s">http://t.co/Nj93ovBm6s</a> <a href="http://t.co/XTMzyyqILK">pic.twitter.com/XTMzyyqILK</a></p>— Sky News (@SkyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/547048976231710720">December 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Update: Massive emergency response to George Square bin lorry crash. Several casualties <a href="http://t.co/MuOO592eul">http://t.co/MuOO592eul</a> <a href="http://t.co/LZnowfn4lO">pic.twitter.com/LZnowfn4lO</a></p>— STV News (@STVNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/STVNews/status/547042018623758336">December 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>