Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada-Response-Barcelona-Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada-Response-Barcelona-Update

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Global Affairs Canada says Canadians should avoid the Las Ramblas tourist area in Barcelona and anyone who is already there should stay indoors and follow the instructions of the authorities.

The advisory came after a van plowed into a crowd on the popular tourist street near the centre of the city, killing a dozen people and injuring many more.

There was no immediate word on whether any Canadians are among the victims.

The department urged Canadians in Spain to let their "loved ones know you are safe."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that "Canada condemns today's terror attack in Barcelona - our hearts, sympathies & support are with the victims and their families."

The attack occurred just over a kilometre from Canada's consulate in Barcelona. …

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