Six people feared dead after bin lorry crashes into Christmas shoppers in Glasgow

Six people are feared dead after a bin lorry careers into Christmas shoppers in George Square, Glasgow.

Police described the crash, outside Queen Street station and the Millennium Hotel at about 14:30, as “very serious”.

Eyewitness Joty Chopra, a 21-year-old student from Glasgow, described the scene as carnage.

The scene of the crash, where six are thought to have been killed by a lorry

Joty said: “We were having lunch around the corner and heard a loud bang and came running out.

“When we got to the scene there were three people lying on the floor – two of them were in a pool of blood.

“The city centre has been packed today with Christmas shoppers.

“Other people around us told how the lorry mounted the pavement at quite a high speed.

“The emergency services were on the scene really quickly and have cordoned the area off so we can’t see much more.”

Seven people have been admitted to hospital with injuries linked to the incident

Seven people have been admitted to hospital with injuries linked to the incident

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “There is an ongoing incident involving a bin lorry on George Square.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters are in attendance at a serious incident on Queen Street.

“We received a 999 call at 2.30pm reporting a collision and currently have five appliances at the scene.

“Our crews are working alongside other emergency responders to conduct a rescue operation.”

An eyewitness described the scene as "carnage"

An eyewitness described the scene as “carnage”