LONDON (AP) — British emergency providers raced to London’s Pure Historical past Museum after a automotive struck pedestrians Saturday outdoors the constructing. Police stated quite a lot of individuals have been injured and one individual was detained on the scene.
The crash occurred at 2:20 p.m. on a day when the central London museum is often teeming with pedestrians, together with worldwide vacationers.
Pictures confirmed a dented silver automotive and a person being pinned to the bottom outdoors the museum. It was not instantly clear if he was pinned down by police or others on the scene.
The London Ambulance Service was tending to the injured. There was no quick assertion on the quantity or severity of the accidents.
Shopkeepers within the quick space have been advised to evacuate and police established a big safety cordon across the space minutes after the incident, closing some roads. Police helicopters circled the scene overhead.
Police stated they’re working to determine the circumstances of the crash and extra info might be offered as soon as particulars are clear.
The Pure Historical past Museum tweeted that there had been a “critical incident” outdoors the museum, which is situated close to the world well-known Victoria and Albert Museum and different points of interest.
Downing Road stated British Prime Minister Theresa Might was being briefed on the incident.
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