February 24, 2020 / 7:55 PM / 2 months ago

Motive of German driver in 'terrible' carnival incident still unclear - minister

Hesse's State Minister of Interior Peter Beuth talks to the media, after a car ploughed into a Carnaval parade injuring several people in Volkmarsen, Germany February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Thio Schmuelgen

VOLKMARSEN, Germany (Reuters) - German police have no indications for a motive and continue to investigate all possibilities after a man ploughed his car into a carnival parade in the western town of Volkmarsen, injuring 30 people including children, a senior official said on Monday.

“As far as I know, there are still no indications for the motive for the deed. This is also a subject of the investigations which are now being carried out with high pressure,” said Peter Beuth, interior minister of the western German state Hesse.

Beuth added that the driver injured around 30 people and that roughly a third of them were children. “This is a terrible day, this is a terrible deed,” Beuth said.

Reporting by Michael Nienaber,; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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