Trier (dpa) - After the fatal incident with a car in Trier, the city's mayor, Wolfram Leibe (SPD), was shocked.

"We see such pictures on television quite often and think that can not happen to us," he said on Tuesday.

"Now it has happened in Trier too."

Rescue workers from all over the region are on duty.

"Everyone is busy bringing the injured and seriously injured to the hospitals at the moment."

He walked through the city center after the incident.

"It was just terrible," said Leibe, describing how he had seen a sneaker.

The background and the exact extent of the incident were initially unclear.

The spokesman for the Trier police headquarters, Karl-Peter Jochem, said there were several deaths and a number of seriously and seriously injured people.

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