Terror Attack in Barcelona: 13 People Killed + Football Stars’ Reaction
A white van ploughed into a crowd of people in Las Ramblas area of Barcelona, in what authorities are treating as a terror attack. The _El Pais_ newspaper reported at least 10 people have died while Cadena Ser radio station reported 13 people were killed in the attack. Police have not yet confirmed the number of casualties .
Authorities said the vehicle mounted a pavement and struck people in a “massive crash” in an area of the city that is popular with tourists. An eyewitness told a Spanish television station that the suspect was running people over in his van for nearly 1,000 feet before fleeing into a nearby Turkish restaurant‼
The witness said the suspect had something in his hand but he could not tell what it was. Police sources told ABC News there is also an ongoing hostage situation at a nearby restaurant.
Football stars react to Barcelona Attack
Here are some reactions from Football stars to the terror attack on Barcelona earlier yesterday on Twitter and Instagram:
- Deeply saddened by the attack on our city. All our thoughts are with the victims, their families and with the people of Barcelona.
- I want to send my condolences and all my support to the families and friends of the victims of the terrible attack in our beloved Barcelona, in addition to totally rejecting any act of violence. We are not going to give up, we are many more who want to live in a world in peace, without hate and where respect and tolerance are the basis of coexistence.
- Dismayed by the news coming in from Barcelona. All support and solidarity with the families and friends of the victims.
- Very shocked for what happened in Barcelona. All my support to the city and families!
- Too sad to see the news coming from #Barcelona. My support and solidarity for the victims and families.
- All dismayed by what has happened and the news that continues to come from our city. All my love.
- May God comfort all families 🙏😔😢😭 PrayforBarcelona. I love you BARCELONA