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Man kills three and injures 34 after driving car into crowd

Two of the dead are believed to be a woman and a seven-year-old boy.

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A MAN DROVE his van into a crowd in Graz, Austria’s second largest city, and local media reported two people dead and about 34 others injured.

Police confirmed the incident but would not give any details or confirm the number of dead and injured persons.

Public broadcaster ORF said the man had been arrested and that police had sealed off the downtown area where the incident occurred. They report that eyewitnesses say the man was travelling at around 100 km/h.

It cited unnamed witnesses as saying the man apparently plowed his vehicle into the crowd at random, sending several people crashing into the windshield and flying over the van. Austria’s APA news agency said two bodies were lying near the scene, covered with blankets.

Ten of those injured are in a serious condition and two of the dead are believed to be a woman and a seven-year-old boy.

The man was arrested, with local press saying he was carrying a knife at the time.

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