6 Feared Dead in Glasgow Garbage Truck Crash


At least six people are presumed dead, some of them young children, after a garbage truck in Glasgow, Scotland, drove through a crowded city center and into a hotel Monday, according to witness reports.

“I saw one girl who had been hit, lying on the ground,” said witness Finlay Mair, according to the Telegraph. “She was young, of student age. She just screamed, and screamed, and then fell down again. She had terrible injuries.”

Witnesses say the garbage truck swerved through George Square, a heavily trafficked location in the city center bustling with Christmas shoppers.

Witnesses report seeing young children and a baby in a carriage among the dead. Police have not released information about the health of the driver except to say he was treated at a hospital.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he’s keeping appraised of events.


[The Telegraph]

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