Glasgow bin lorry crash claims six lives

Six casualties and several injuries have been reported following a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in Glasgow City centre on Monday.

In one of the major tragic incidents which happened when the Christmas shoppers crowded the city centre, the Scottish Police have confirmed regarding a “number of fatalities” while seven people were seriously injured.

It has been reported that a bin lorry apparently out of control ploughed into a group of pedestrians in the heart of Scottish capital of Glasgow.

Police have described the crash, outside Queen Street station and the Millennium Hotel, as of serious nature. They have said the area had been closed and a large number of emergency services had been deployed to attend the scene. The roads surrounding George Square have also been closed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson has said: “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.”

Recently released reports indicate that the tragic event occurred after the lorry driver had a heart attack resulting in him losing control of his vehicle and ramming into the side of Millennium Hotel.

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and the Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have expressed their sympathies with those affected by this horrific incident.

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