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No Vietnamese victim reported in car crash in Germany

Update: April, 08/2018 - 17:42

BERLIN — No Vietnamese citizen was confirmed among the victims in the car crash in Münster city in the German west state of Nordrhein-Westfalen as of 10pm on Saturday (local time), according to the Embassy of Việt Nam in Germany.

Two people died and 20 others were left injured, including six critically, after a mini-bus was driven at high speed into a crowd in Münster city earlier the same day, said local police, adding that the driver killed himself with a gun.

The embassy said it had been working closely with German authorities and the overseas Vietnamese community in Germany to determine if any overseas Vietnamese person was affected.

According to State Minister of Internal Affairs Herbert Reul, the driver is believed to be a German national, 49, who was not an extremist and had mental issues.

However, a terrorist attack was not ruled out. Security has been tightened in Münster and other cities. — VNS

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