BREAKING INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Van drives into pedestrians in Germany

The incident happened in the city of Muenster.
The incident happened in the city of Muenster.

A number of people have been killed after a van drove into pedestrians in a German city.

The incident happened in the city of Muenster, in western Germany and the driver of the vehicle has killed himself, police said

About 30 people are reported injured in the incident, which occurred near the Kiepenkerl statue in the old town. Some are said to be in a serious condition.

Police have asked people to avoid the city centre.

There is a restaurant located in the vicinity of the Kiepenkerl statue and photographs posted on social media showed tables and chairs strewn at the scene.

Ulrike Demmer, the federal government's deputy spokesperson, said the government's thoughts were with the victims and their families.