USA: Christmas tragedy with 5 dead and over 40 injured – Videos coming to light are shocking

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Five people were killed and more than 40 were injured when yesterday, Sunday (21/11) a vehicle crashed into people attending a traditional Christmas parade in Wokessa State Wisconsin of USA, as announced by the Wokesa Police Department.

At the same time, as stated earlier by the chief of police in this city of 72,000 inhabitants, some 32 kilometers from Milwaukee, the Dan Thompson, a person of interest has been put under arrest and the used car is in the hands of the authorities.

According to him, children are among the injured. He added, as broadcast by AMPE, that it is not yet clear whether it was a terrorist act. Mr Thompson confirmed that at least one policeman opened fire on the red SUV, injuring no one from the people who participated in the parade or watched it. He added that as far as he knows, there was no fire inside the vehicle.

At the same time, shocking videos are circulating on the internet showing the SUV moving fast towards the ears of people who are parading and hitting them, while then the spectators seem to be running to offer help.

In another video, the same vehicle is seen trying to escape the spot.

A woman told local television station Fox6 that the SUV mainly hit 9 to 15 year old schoolgirls, members of a dance group that participated in the parade. It was told how at first there was silence, then screams were heard and people started running to the point to help, Fox6 reported.

According to another eyewitness, the car had developed speed between 60 and 70 kilometers when it hit people.

The schools in Wokesa will remain closed today and psychologists will be available for students who may need support, the local education directorate said.

In 2016, a truck crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people. The jihadist organization took responsibility Islamic state (ΙΚ). Earlier that year, a truck crashed into a crowd on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, killing 84 people. The IK also took responsibility.

The Wokesa tragedy came at the end of a week marked by tensions in Wisconsin, where young far-right Kyle Ritenhaus was acquitted in his trial for the murders of two men amid riots during anti-police violence in Kenomitra, just 80 km away.

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