Van ploughs into crowd at PinkPop festival, killing one and injuring three

Festival goers at the 2018 Pink Pop Festival at Landgraaf in the Netherlands

A vehicle has ploughed into a crowd at PinkPop festival in the Netherlands, killing one person and injuring three others before driving away.

It is not yet known whether the crash was an accident or a deliberate act. Police in the province of Limburg said authorities were looking for the white van, hours after the pre-dawn crash near a camping site close to the famous Pinkpop festival in the southeastern municipality of Landgraaf.

Officers said it was not clear whether the van driver, who later turned himself in to the police, had hit the group at the Pinkpop event intentionally or by accident.

In addition to the fatality there were also three people seriously injured.

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The organisation said in a statement on social media that it was "deeply shocked" and added that their 'thoughts are with victims and their families'.

As Dutch News reports, the incident happened at around 4am Monday morning, just hours after Bruno Mars closed the three-day festival, with approximately 67,000 music fans in attendance each day.

Visitors leave the festival grounds near a scene where a van struck into people after a concert at the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, the Netherlands June 18, 2018.

The festival, attended by tens of thousands of fans, had come to an end hours before with a performance by singer Bruno Mars.


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