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Spain: 'I saw covered bodies of kids lying on the street' - Las Ramblas attack eyewitness02:30

Spain: 'I saw covered bodies of kids lying on the street' - Las Ramblas attack eyewitness

Spain, Barcelona
August 17, 2017 at 23:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

Tourists and Barcelona residents reacted to a deadly van attack on Las Ramblas, speaking in the main street in central Barcelona, Thursday.

"That is a tragedy," said Abdelkarim Attoug who was on his way to work at the time of the attack, "I passed where the incident happened, in Boqueria, and I saw many people running. When we got there the policemen put us in a bar and locked us inside it and when we went out I saw covered bodies of kids laying on the street."

Argentinian Julian Klein who just arrived to Barcelona said, "I am truly surprised and nothing like that ever happened to me. I think it is not good for tourism. People come here to enjoy and then this happens. I hope they find the fugitives and everything will be all right."

A van mowed down people in Las Ramblas, central Barcelona, on Thursday. Police have reported that the incident has already claimed the lives of 13 people. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) have claimed responsibility.

Spain: 'I saw covered bodies of kids lying on the street' - Las Ramblas attack eyewitness02:30
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Tourists and Barcelona residents reacted to a deadly van attack on Las Ramblas, speaking in the main street in central Barcelona, Thursday.

"That is a tragedy," said Abdelkarim Attoug who was on his way to work at the time of the attack, "I passed where the incident happened, in Boqueria, and I saw many people running. When we got there the policemen put us in a bar and locked us inside it and when we went out I saw covered bodies of kids laying on the street."

Argentinian Julian Klein who just arrived to Barcelona said, "I am truly surprised and nothing like that ever happened to me. I think it is not good for tourism. People come here to enjoy and then this happens. I hope they find the fugitives and everything will be all right."

A van mowed down people in Las Ramblas, central Barcelona, on Thursday. Police have reported that the incident has already claimed the lives of 13 people. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) have claimed responsibility.

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