A car crashed into the carnival crowd has killed around six individuals, and thirty people were injured on Sunday, March 20, in southern Belgium.
As per the information provided by the sources, 10 of the people have been in serious condition after the incident took place.
Moreover, at the time of 5 a.m. local time (0400GMT) in the morning, in Strepy-Bracquegnies, the car was slammed in a small town around 50 kilometres (30 miles) towards the south of Brussels.
According to the sources, a maximum of ten individuals were severely injured as well as 24 other people have faced slight injuries.
The Prosecutors mentioned that two of the individuals in their 30s had been detained, and there was no evidence. The officials have identified no information related to the incident yet to suggest a terror motive.
However, earlier, the mayor of the nearby town of La Louviere named Jacques Gobert mentioned that the car drove on after hitting the crowd but was stopped.
The Eyewitnesses mentioned that a maximum of 150 individuals was gathered at the carnival location where the car rammed into the crowd.
On the other hand, a witness stated, “We heard a loud noise behind us … and the car ploughed into a group of people.”
The Prime Minister named Alexander De Croo mentioned on Twitter, “Dreadful news from Strepy-Bracquegnies. A community gathering to celebrate was struck right in the heart.”
He further mentioned, “My thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones. All my support also goes to the emergency services for their help and assistance provided.”
Horrible nouvelle depuis Strépy-Bracquegnies. Une communauté qui se rassemblait pour faire la fête a été frappée en plein cœur.
Mes pensées vont aux victimes et leurs proches. Tout mon soutien va aussi aux services d'urgence pour leur aide et l'assistance apportées.
— Alexander De Croo 🇧🇪🇪🇺 (@alexanderdecroo) March 20, 2022
The De Croo, along with Belgium’s King Philippe, will be going to visit the site.
Meanwhile, the Interior Minister of Belgium named Annelies Verlinden also mentioned, “deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the incident this morning.”
Diep medeleven met de familie en vrienden van de mensen die omgekomen en gewond zijn bij het incident vanochtend in Strépy. Wat een mooi feest moest worden, draaide uit op een drama. We volgen de situatie op de voet.
— Annelies Verlinden (@AnneliesVl) March 20, 2022
She stated on Twitter, “What was supposed to be a great party turned into a tragedy. We are monitoring the situation closely.”