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.
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.”
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.”