COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Van Crashes into crowded street in Barcelona

Van Crashes into crowded street in Barcelona

Old Aug 17th, 2017, 07:01 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 742
Van Crashes into crowded street in Barcelona

Breaking news posted on USA Today -

A white van on Thursday mounted a sidewalk and struck several people in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district, according to Spanish police.

Spanish police say several people have been injured in a "massive crash," according to the BBC.

The El Pais newspaper said police have cordoned off the street and shut down
Debs is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 07:25 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 8,213
At least two people killed, 20+ injured.
The van entered the pedestrian lane in the center of the Ramblas (street, not district) from Pl. Catalunya.
Police is still looking for a second van.
So terrible.

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/barcel...celona-6228813
Cowboy1968 is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 07:28 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 14,052
Unfortunately, there is no end to it...
danon is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 09:02 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 21,373
Really, really not funny, Bedar. For shame.
Underhill is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 09:03 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Is this a terrorist act or have they gotten serious about getting rid of tourists ?>

Wow - can't believe anyone idiot enough to post that. Yeah let's joke about folks getting killed and injured.
PalenQ is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 09:25 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 23,537
Horrible. Radio news said the person ran off. Anyone heard if they caught him?
TDudette is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 09:31 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,144
Yes, Bedar, not very nice!

At last report there are 13 dead, 56 transfered to the hospital.
Robert2016 is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 09:37 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 212
TDudette, seems there were 3, one arrested, one killed in a shoot out, one at large. I expect not for long.
quiltingmamma is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 09:38 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 212
....and why has Fodor disabled the ability to report thoughtless and inappropriate posts? I tag you Bedar.
quiltingmamma is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 09:41 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 14,052
La Vanguardia reported 13 dead more than an hour ago..
CNN confirmed it a few minutes ago.
danon is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 09:50 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,986
This is terrible. They also say, there were 2 vans - one to murder people, one for getaway.
Dayenu is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 10:33 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,435
Just when I was beginning to think that Spain had escaped from the jihad (assuming this is jihad-connected terror)
dwdvagamundo is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 10:47 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,986
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08...occan-man.html
Dayenu is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 11:22 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 18,792
Does Bedar still need an answer? Isis says it's theirs. Yes Spain has been let off the hook at least since the Madrid train bombings. Looks like that's over.
mlgb is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 12:23 PM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,699
Unfortunately, Barcelona is no stranger to terrorism, ETA having been activity during the Franco years and beyond. I'd also point out that no place is safe from terrorism even the US.
emily71 is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 12:49 PM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,585
These terrorist are hijos de putas.
I am Spanish tonight and my thought go to them.
Whathello is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 12:52 PM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
And instead of "getting rid of tourists" let these acts spur tourism to cities affected - Put Barcelona on your next trip itinerary.
PalenQ is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 02:10 PM
  #18  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 6,482
The ETA have killed over 820 people since 1968 and injured 1,000's. The Atocha train bombing in 2004 killed 192 and injured 1,000's. Unfortunately this is not new for Spain.

Expect more terrorism as ISIS becomes weaker, as they do not want to appear as such. Does any of the effect me? Well maybe. We were supposed to go Belarus next year and the Russians just sent 100,000 troops in. So we might not go. But Spain, France, England, nah.

I saw the second plane hit the Trade Center and our building was consumed by twice by ashes and human remains that day. But I resolved not to be intimidated.
IMDonehere is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 03:54 PM
  #19  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,351
Go look in the mirror, Bedar. We don't like what you see, either.
Aramis is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2017, 04:00 PM
  #20  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,320
Boo terrorism.
Edward2005 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO