Greek father and 2-month-old daughter among the victims in German car rampage

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The Greek consulate was informed today by the German authorities that among the five victims of the car rampage in the German city of Trier were two citizens of Greek origin.

The victims include a 45-year-old dentist and his only nine-week-old child. His wife and another child, an 18-month-old boy, are being treated at the hospital, Trier police said.

The Ministry of Foreign affairs expressed their grief for the incident and loss of two Greek lives.

“The Consulate General in Frankfurt is in ongoing contact with the German authorities to provide any possible assistance. We express our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ loved ones,” the Ministry said in a statement.

A car had driven at high speed into a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier, killing at least five people and seriously injuring 15 others before being stopped by police.

The driver, identified as a 51-year-old German man from the area, was arrested at the scene and the vehicle was impounded, Trier police spokesman Karl-Peter Jochem said, according to news agency dpa.

In a police briefing a short time ago, officials have confirmed there was no evidence of a “politically or religiously-motivated act”. Prosecutors say the suspect was “intoxicated” and that he consumed “considerable amounts of alcohol beforehand”.

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