Van drives into Brussels cafe terrace, six injured

A van drove into a cafe terrace in central Brussels on Friday, leaving six people needing treatment for light injuries and shock, Brussels fire brigade and prosecutors said.

The van driver fled in the vehicle after the incident shortly before 1:00 p.m. local time and was still being sought, a spokesperson for Brussels prosecutors said.

None of the injured people needed to be taken to hospital.

It was not clear whether the incident was an accident or deliberate, although witnesses told Belgian media that the van entered Rue Saint-Michel, which leads into a busy shopping area, with tires screeching, seemed to target the cafe and headed away at high speed.

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