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World Car hits pedestrians in World Cup city; police say not intentional

19:25  04 july  2018
19:25  04 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Van slams into Amsterdam offices of Dutch daily paper

  Van slams into Amsterdam offices of Dutch daily paper Dutch police are investigating after a van deliberately slammed into the headquarters of one of the Netherlands' top newspapers and media groups early Tuesday, catching fire but not causing any injuries. "This morning about 4:00 am a delivery van was driven into the facade of a publishing house in Basisweg" in Amsterdam, police said in a tweet.The building houses the head office of De Telegraaf, a popular Dutch daily tabloid, which focuses on sports, crime and gossip around celebrities. The police said the act was believed to be intentional, but no-one was hurt and the driver had fled the scene.

Police said the incident took place on a street about 45 kilometres from Sochi's stadium. The driver had driven across a lane of incoming traffic before Authorities have vowed to stage a safe football World Cup . Last month in Moscow a Kyrgyz taxi driver drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Red Square

pavement and hit pedestrians in the World Cup host city of Sochi, police said on Wednesday, but they said there was no suggestion it was intentional . Police told Reuters initial signs suggested the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. Sochi is one of 11 host cities where Russia has been hosting

The World Cup sign is shown in Sochi, Russia, © Hannah McKay The World Cup sign is shown in Sochi, Russia, A 63-year-old resident was killed and three other people were hospitalized after a car mounted a pavement and hit pedestrians in the World Cup host city of Sochi, police said on Wednesday, but they said there was no suggestion it was intentional.

Police told Reuters initial signs suggested the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Sochi is one of 11 host cities where Russia has been hosting the soccer World Cup. The Black Sea resort city has hosted five matches and will host the quarter-final between Russia and Croatia on Saturday.

Police said the incident took place on a street about 45 kilometers from Sochi's stadium. The driver had driven across a lane of incoming traffic before mounting the pavement, colliding with pedestrians.

Authorities have vowed to stage a safe soccer World Cup. Last month in Moscow a Kyrgyz taxi driver drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Red Square, injuring seven people. Authorities said early signs suggested that the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and lost control of the vehicle.

Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya, Vladimir Soldatkin and Christian Lowe; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Jack Stubbs and Peter Graff

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