Saturday 24 February 2018

Dramatic footage shows moment man saves baby from the path of the Barcelona terror attack

Cillian Sherlock

Dramatic footage shows the heroic moment in which a man saved a baby from the path of the Barcelona terror attack.

In a video released by El País, the man can be seen pushing a pram to safety as the van involved in the attack continues speeding down the pedestrianised Las Ramblas at around 5pm yesterday.

The CCTV footage from inside a local museum captures some of the terrifying scenes outside as pedestrians are seen running from the vehicle’s path.

It is unknown whether the man knew the child in the pushchair.

At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured as the driver drove through crowds along a 500m stretch of the area.

An Irish-Filipino family were among those injured in the attack on Las Ramblas.

Norman Potot (45) from Ballsbridge Co Dublin was on holiday with his wife, Pederlita Fernandez Potot (39) and their two children Nailah Pearl Potot (9) and Nathaniel Paul Potot (5) when the tragedy occurred.

Around 70 miles away in the seaside town of Cambrils, five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts were shot dead by police early on Friday after ramming pedestrians with a car in a second attack.

One female civilian died and six other people, including a police officer, were injured.

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