Barcelona incident: Video shows aftermath in Las Ramblas after white van ploughs into crowd


Video shows the group of armed officers prowling the street with their guns ready as they hunt for the driver of the van involved in the attack in Las Ramblas.
Local reports have confirmed 13 people have died and at least 20 injured after a van mounted the pavement and ploughed into crowds along the popular street in the heart of the city.
The driver of the van is reported to have fled on foot and Spanish authorities warned people to avoid the area as officers try to locate him.
It is believed two other armed men ran from the scene and have holed themselves up in a Turkish restaurant near the Boqueria – reported to be Luna de Istanbul.
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“I turned around and people were screaming - I could see a woman screaming with her kids - people started running and jumping into shops”
Eyewitness Aamer Anwar
Local media have claimed the men are now entrenched in the bar and gunfire has been heard.
It has been reported dozens have been trapped in the eatery.
Police have called the incident a terrorist attack.

Passersby were also seen treating the injured on the pavement as emergency services arrived at the scene.
Lawyer and University of Glasgow rector Aamer Anwar was walking La Ramblas when he heard screaming.
He said a shopkeeper told him five or six people were badly injured and described the scene as "chaos".
Mr Anwar said: "I had been to the Cathedral and walking down Las Ramblas for something to eat. Part of it was in the shade so I decided to keep walking down and literally within 10 seconds there was a crashing noise.
"I turned around and people were screaming - I could see a woman screaming with her kids - people started running and jumping into shops. I ran for about 50 or 100 metres and stopped to see what was happening. The police were very quickly on the scene and getting people to move back.
"I could see chaos right at the top area and I spoke to a shopkeeper who had run down and was screaming. He was Bengali so I spoke to him in Urdu and he said a van had driven into a crowd and he thought there were five to six people very seriously injured."
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