GLASGOW: Several killed as a trash lorry crashed into Christmas shoppers in the city centre.
According to British media, several people were reportedly killed while others sustained serious injuries, when a trash lorry banged into Christmas shoppers in the city centre on Monday December 22. The incident took place at the city’s main shopping nucleus, Queen Street near George Square, which was filled with Christmas shoppers. UK police has thus far confirmed deaths of at least six persons in the awful accident nevertheless; an official statement of the casualties is yet to be released.
According to reports, the lorry lost control before hitting pedestrians walking outside the Gallery of Modern Art; killing and injuring several in Glasgow. Police spokesman told that the incident took place near the Gallery of Modern Art where a rubbish truck hit a passer by and then crushed several others over a distance of around 300 metres.
An eyewitness told foreign media that the lorry had lost its control before occurrence of serious incident. Scottish police spokesman said that it was road traffic collision with multiple fatalities rejecting any idea of terrorism behind this accident. British Prime Minister David Cameron has been brief about the major incident.