Six feared dead in Glasgow bin lorry crash

Six feared dead in Glasgow bin lorry crash
By Euronews
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Emergency services have been called to a serious road accident in Glasgow city centre after a bin lorry mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians.

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.

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.

A Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters are in attendance at a serious incident on Queen Street.

“We received a 999 call at 2.30pm reporting a collision and currently have five appliances at the scene.”

Bin lorry ‘crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow’: Police confirm serious incident in city centre George Square after…

— Edinburgh News (@edibreakingnews) December 22, 2014

Serious accident on George Square in Glasgow involving a bin lorry. Police starting to close the square.

— Peter A Smith (@PeterAdamSmith) December 22, 2014

Sky sources: At least two people have died after bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in Glasgow

— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 22, 2014

Update: Massive emergency response to George Square bin lorry crash. Several casualties

— STV News (@STVNews) December 22, 2014

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