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Germany: Injury toll rises in Carnival attack



Germany: Injury toll rises in Carnival attack

Dozens of people were hurt when a man ploughed his car through a crowd during Carnival festivities in the western German town of Volkmarsen. Authorities are set to question the 29-year-old suspect.

The number of injured in the German town of Volkmarsen has been put at over 50 on Tuesday, a day after a man drove a vehicle into a crowd in what police are calling a "deliberate act."  Eighteen of the injured were children. 35 people are still being treated with injuries.

Investigators are hoping to question a 29-year-old man, who is suspected of driving a silver Mercedes car into the Rose Monday Carnival parade.

The suspect reportedly was a local from the town of 6,800 inhabitants. He was known to police in connection with other offenses including breach of the peace and assault. He was not known to authorities as an extremist, reported German news agency dpa.

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/germany-injury-toll-rises-in-carnival-attack/a-52519769