Sunday 18 August 2019

Three injured after car rams into group of students outside school in France

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A man deliberately drove his car into a group of people outside a school near Toulouse in southern France on Friday, injuring three Chinese students, police sources said.

At least three people are believed to be injured, including two Chinese students who have been seriously hurt in the incident, it has been reported.

French police are apparently saying it was a possible deliberate vehicle attack and that the driver was not on a security watch list, according to AFP.

The driver, a 28-year-old man who was known to police for committing minor offences, was arrested at the scene, polices sources said.

Unconfirmed reports have claimed the driver suffered from major psychological problems.

The crash is believed to have taken place in front of Saint-Exupery high school in the suburb of Blagnac.

The Mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc took to Twitter and said: "Very shocked by the aggression against the students in Blagnac. We offer them and their families all of our support".

The incident is not believed to be terrorist related.


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