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One dead after van crashes into Marseille bus shelters

One dead after van crashes into Marseille bus shelters
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At least one person has been killed and another injured in the French port city of Marseille, after a van crashed into two bus shelters, according to a police source.

Local media are reporting that the person killed was a 42-year-old woman.

The van was intercepted in the city’s Vieux Port area, arresting a 35-year-old man.

Prosecutors said there was no information to suggest there was a terrorism link to the incident and that police were looking more at his psychological background.

A Renault Master vehicle was driven into a bus shelter in Marseille’s Croix-Rouge district, seriously injuring one person.

It was then driven into a second shelter in the city’s Valentine district, killing a woman, according to AFP.

The two incidents took place between about 8.30 and 9.30am on Monday (August 21).

Police have asked people to avoid the Vieux Port area.

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