On the same day a garbage truck went out of control 35 mile from my home and killed 4 people we have this breaking news from France. At least ten people were injured, two gravely, as a minivan crashed into a Christmas market in Nantes. The driver attempted to stab himself to death following the crash, a second such incident in the country over the last two days. Reports on the number of injured were conflicting with Le Figaro suggesting there are 17 casualties, while Focusur.fr reports at least 12 were injured and five are in serious condition.
France: 10 injured as man drives van into Christmas fair
Via RuptlyTV on You Tube
A 37-year-old man “deliberately” drove the van into the market crowded with families and kids, according to local media. After that he attempted to take his life, stabbing himself in the chest several times. A source close to the investigation told AFP that the man was seriously injured but alive. He was taken to hospital. Witnesses told L’Express the man was shouting “Allahu Akbar”. Despite some media reports called the incident a “jihadist attack”, this has not been confirmed by officials. Local prosecutor Brigitte Lamy told journalists it was an “isolated case” and “not a terrorist act,” AP reported. Lamy said the driver was born in the western French city of Saintes, about 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Nantes, but did not disclose the man‘s identity.
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