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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

One dead, three injured as van hits pedestrians near Dutch music festival

The driver fled following the incident

Police at the scene where a van struck into people after a concert in Landgraaf, the Netherlands June 18, 2018. Thilo Schmuelgen / Reuters  
Police at the scene where a van struck into people after a concert in Landgraaf, the Netherlands June 18, 2018. Thilo Schmuelgen / Reuters  

A van slammed into pedestrians near a campsite at a major music festival in the Netherlands on Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others, police said.

The driver fled following the incident at about 4am local time by the Pinkpop Festival in the southern town of Landgraaf, near the German border.

"The van involved is still being sought," police said on Twitter.

Police have cordoned off the section of the road while an investigation is under way.

With Pearl Jam, the Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars headlining, the 49th edition of the Pinkpop festival has drawn around 67,000 fans a day since it opened on Friday, according to the director, Jan Smeets, quoted by the Dutch news agency ANP.

Visitors leave the festival grounds as police are seen near a scene where a van ran into people after a concert in Landgraaf, the Netherlands on June 18, 2018. Thilo Schmuelgen / Reuters
Visitors leave the festival grounds as police are seen near a scene where a van ran into people after a concert in Landgraaf, the Netherlands on June 18, 2018. Thilo Schmuelgen / Reuters