Tuesday 22 August 2017

Sixth person dies after car hits pedestrians in Melbourne

The incident happened in the city's business district (AP)
The incident happened in the city's business district (AP)

A sixth person has died 10 days after a car was driven through a lunchtime crowd in Melbourne.

The 33-year-old woman died in hospital on Monday night after the incident on January 20.

Nine victims remain in hospital after a stolen car caused havoc in the centre of Australia's second-biggest city. One of the patients is in a critical condition.

The 26-year-old driver, who is understood to have had a history of mental health and drug issues, has been charged with five counts of murder and faces a life sentence if convicted. Police said he has more charges pending.

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