Van ploughs into pedestrians in German city of Muenster

SEVERAL people are dead and as many as 30 others are injured after a car ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in Germany.

The incident took place in the city of Muenster, about three hours by car south-west of Hamburg on Saturday afternoon local time, and members of the public have been warned to stay away from โ€œinner city areasโ€ by police.

The Associated Press reports the driver of the car has killed himself.

Authorities are treating it as a deliberate act.

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