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USA, Waukesha. The SUV has hit the Christmas parade, there are victims

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Several people were killed and more than 20 people were rushed to nearby hospitals after a car crashed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

– The red SUV has hit our Christmas parade in the city center. More than 20 people were injured as a result of this incident, Waukesha Police Commander Dan Thompson told reporters. He informed that 11 adults and 12 children had been transferred to nearby hospitals. He did not provide the exact number of fatalities.

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As he emphasized, the suspect was detained. However, he did not provide more details about the SUV driver. As he added, it is not known whether the event is terrorist in nature.

EPA / CITY OF WAUKESHA

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Waukesha. The car hit the Christmas parade

Video recordings from surveillance cameras and made by witnesses show a red SUV ramming the barriers on the parade route and driving into people at high speed. According to some witnesses, the car could move at a speed of over 60 km / h.

One of the women told Fox6 that the SUV was supposed to run in, among others in a dance team for girls aged 9 to 15.

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” newspaper reported that the incident took place shortly before 5 p.m. local time, which is around midnight Polish time.

Main photo source: EPA / CITY OF WAUKESHA



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