Van crashes into fans at Dutch festival

Clay Curtis
June 20, 2018

A vehicle, described as a small white bus, drove through Pinkpop in Amsterdam earlier today, killing one and injuring three, police said. RTL Nieuws reported Gilles Boux de Casson turned himself in to Amsterdam police.

The vehicle was driven away after the incident at the PinkPop festival in Landgraaf, which happened just hours after USA star Bruno Mars had performed his headline set. It was still unclear whether there was a motive behind the crash, which happened near a camp site, or whether it was a hit-and-run accident. Police said the survivors were hospitalised in very serious condition Monday afternoon.

Visitors leave the festival grounds near a scene where a van struck into people after a concert at the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, the Netherlands on Monday.

The police did not reveal any details about the victims' identity, but did say that they attended the festival over the weekend, NU.nl reports. It ended late Sunday with a performance by Bruno Mars.

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The van had been driven away from the scene prompting a search across the border into Belgium and Germany. The van killed one and injured the other three before driving off, according to police.

The organisation said in a statement on social media that it was "deeply shocked" and added that their 'thoughts are with victims and their families'.

The Pinkpop festival was launched in 1970.

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