Car driving into pedestrians injures 6 in German city, motive unknown

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-27 01:31:20|Editor: yan
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BERLIN, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Six people have been injured by a small car that drove into the pedestrians in front of a nightclub in Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony of Germany, German media DPA reported Sunday.

The exact motive of the driver is still unclear, DPA cited a police spokesman. The police of Oldenburg had informed via Twitter that there was no evidence of an attack.

The investigation has revealed that probably a dispute in the Cuxhaven nightclub at the accident cite could be related to the incident, the police was cited by the DPA as saying, "A political background, however, is more likely to be ruled out, according to the current state of affairs."

At least four people were reported to be severely injured and two others slightly injured. The victims, German citizens aged 19 to 29 years, were taken to surrounding clinics.

The DPA reported, according to the police, the 29-year-old driver appears to be of Syrian origin and lives in Cuxhaven. He has also been investigated for whether he was under the influence of alcohol, the result of which was not yet available.