Three killed, 34 injured in Austrian car accident

Three killed, 34 injured in Austrian car accident

Police sealed off the scene of the accident in Graz, Saturday (June 20, 2015). (AFP/Elmar Gubisch)

Vienna (ANTARA News) - Three people are dead, dozens injured after a car went into the crowds in the southeastern city of Graz on Saturday (June 20), according to local medias report.

Thirty-four were injured in the incident, in which some are seriously hurt, and now still in critical condition. One of the three victims who died was a 7-year-old boy, Xinhua reported.

The witness of the incident said the car went into the crowds in the city center at a very high speed.

The driver of the car is a 26-year-old man who have been arrested by police, and is suspected of having psychosis.

Austrian official said initial investigations indicated the incident was not terror-related. The local government sent around 60 ambulances to the scene.

Graz is Austrias second largest city, and the capital of Steiermark, a southeastern state of Austria.

The incident happened at around noon, when the mayor of Graz, was riding a Vespa only meters away from the car as it went down the street.

The city center, where the incident took place, is Grazs main shopping street.

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