A WHITE VAN ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district yesterday, killing up to 13 people, in what police described as a terrorist attack.
As dozens more ?ed the scene, police cordoned off the boulevard, ordering stores and nearby Metro and railway stations to close.
Quoting unnamed police sources, the El Pais newspaper reported that the two people in the van were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street.
Armed of?cers ran down the streets and through a market, checking in shops and cafes, presumably in search of them.
In photographs and videos, at least ?ve people could be seen lying on the ground, being helped by police and others.
Other footage recorded people screaming as they ?ed the van.
Various death tolls were given by Spanish media, with the highest being 13.