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Six Killed After Bin Lorry Hits Pedestrians In Glasgow

The lorry hit pedestrians in George Square, outside the busy Glasgow Queen Street railway station.

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Sadly, six people have died as a result of the #GeorgeSquare major road incident. A further update will be issued in due course.

Police Scotland@policescotlandFollow

Sadly, six people have died as a result of the #GeorgeSquare major road incident. A further update will be issued in due course.

12:48 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Five women and one man were killed in the incident, according to the police. It is thought three of the victims were members of the same family.

Police are warning the public to stay away from the area.

We are attending a serious road incident at George Square in Glasgow, which occurred at 2.30pm. More updates to follow.

Police Scotland@policescotlandFollow

We are attending a serious road incident at George Square in Glasgow, which occurred at 2.30pm. More updates to follow.

2:55 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Eyewitnesses said the scene was shocking.

The scenes at Queen Street are like something you would see out of a film! Horrible accident to happen especially this time of year!

John McCue@JohnMcCue2Follow

The scenes at Queen Street are like something you would see out of a film! Horrible accident to happen especially this time of year!

2:57 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In a statement the police said they are not treating the incident as suspicious.

"About 1430 hours today, Monday 22 December 2014, a Glasgow City Council bin lorry was travelling north on Queen Street when it appeared to strike pedestrians outside the Gallery of Modern Art before continuing to travel towards George Square, when it crashed at the Millennium Hotel on Queen Street at George Square."

"There have been a number of fatalities and people injured. Emergency services are currently at the scene. Police have declared the scene a major incident."

"All roads in the surrounding area are closed and people are advised to stay away from George Square and make alternative travel arrangements."

#Glasgow's George Square after a bin lorry smashes into the Millennium Hotel. Clyde News sources say 6 dead.

Paul Smith@Journo_PaulFollow

#Glasgow's George Square after a bin lorry smashes into the Millennium Hotel. Clyde News sources say 6 dead.

2:51 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Serious accident involving a bin lorry at george squ.At least 5 cars damaged, ambulance taken patients to hospital.

Hannah Rodger@hannahwrites01Follow

Serious accident involving a bin lorry at george squ.At least 5 cars damaged, ambulance taken patients to hospital.

2:51 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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