1 dead, 3 critically injured after van runs into fans at PinkPop music festival in Netherlands

Police say a "technical investigation into the exact circumstances of the collision" is ongoing. All 4 victims were fans attending the concert.


                            1 dead, 3 critically injured after van runs into fans at PinkPop music festival in Netherlands
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A bus ran into a small group of fans at the PinkPop music festival in The Netherlands early on Monday morning (18 June), killing one and leaving three more in critical condition, The Guardian reports.

According to the report, the incident occurred at 4 am local time near the venue for the PinkPop festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands, moments after Bruno Mars took the stage.

The bus drove away from the scene, but police later confirmed that they found the vehicle and arrested a suspect. Police there said a "technical investigation into the exact circumstances of the collision" was underway, but there was no immediate word on whether they believed the crash might have been intentional.


According to the Guardian report, the incident took place at one of two exits from the concert grounds, which has now been closed for the investigation. Other media reports described the vehicle as a small, white van. An alert service sent by emergency authorities to mobile phones in the area warned people to be on alert for a Fiat Diablo with the number 257 as part of its licence plate.

Reports suggest that all four victims were in attendance at the festival this weekend, where Mars was booked as the closing headliner act on Sunday night..

This is a developing story and will be updated as details emerge.