16 January 2021,   18:32
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Five confirmed dead after car hits pedestrians in west German city of Trier

Five people are now confirmed by police to have died in western Germany after a car was driven through a pedestrianised area in the city of Trier.


Police updated the earlier tally of four deaths, revealing in a tweet on Tuesday evening that a fifth person had been killed.


A middle-aged man is in custody and police do not suspect a political, religious or terrorist motive.


One of the victims was a nine-month-old baby. Two women aged 25 and 73, and a 45-year-old man, were also killed.


The baby’s mother is understood to be among 15 people with serious injuries in hospital.

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