Six Killed in Glasgow Accident as Trash Truck Hits Shoppers

Six people in Glasgow were killed when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in an area packed with Christmas shoppers, Scottish police said.

The area around George Square and Queen Street, near a Christmas market in the center of Scotland’s largest city, was closed as emergency services rushed to the scene, police said today.

Casualties, including the truck driver, were taken to the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Western Infirmary, police said in a statement.

“This is a tragic incident which has taken place at a very busy time in the center of our city,” Scotland Police Assistant Chief Constable Wayne Mawson, said in the statement. “Please be assured my officers and other members of the emergency services will do everything they can to respond to this collision.”

The accident wasn’t related to terrorism, police said.

The trash truck began to strike pedestrians outside the city’s modern art gallery and then crashed into the Millennium Hotel, police said in a statement.

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