18 children among 52 hurt in Germany car ramming

FRANKFURT AM MAIN (HRNW) – A car that rammed into a carnival procession in central Germany Monday injured 52 people, including 18 children, police said, adding that the perpetrator’s motive remains unclear.

“Among the victims are 18 children (while)… at present 35 people are still undergoing treatment in the hospital and 17 were already able to leave,” police in Hesse state posted on Twitter Tuesday.

A 29-year-old local man ploughed his car into the traditional “Rose Monday” carnival procession in the small Hessian town of Volkmarsen on Monday afternoon, drawing a massive response from police and emergency services.

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