Car plows into pedestrians in Melbourne, injuring at least 15

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A car has plowed into pedestrians outside a busy train station in the Australian city of Melbourne, injuring at least 15 people, emergency services say. The driver has been taken into custody.

The incident happened on late Thursday afternoon local time when a vehicle ran over pedestrians outside the Flinders Street railway station, which is located along the Yarra River in downtown Melbourne.

Victoria Police said the driver of the vehicle had been taken into custody, but there was no immediate word on what may have caused the incident. It was not immediately known if the crash was intentional and, if so, whether it is linked to terrorism.

The ambulance service said at least 15 people had been injured, including 13 people who were transported to city hospitals and 2 who were treated at the scene. A young child who suffered serious head injuries is among the victims, officials said.

Other details were not immediately known.

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