Published time: 21 Dec, 2015 03:17Edited time: 21 Dec, 2015 03:33
More than 20 people are reported to have fallen victim to a major accident near the luxurious Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conflicting reports are coming from the scene, which has been cordoned off by police.
The crash took place on Las Vegas Boulevard in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and Planet Hollywood, local NBC affiliate KSNV News 3 reported.
#FASTALERT 12/20/2015 6:59PM, Crash on Las Vegas Blvd North/South at Flamingo East Bound, Roadways closed, Use other routes
— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) December 21, 2015
Police have confirmed that the accident took place and said the street has been closed to traffic in both directions between Flamingo and Harmon Roads.
Media reports immediately appeared claiming there were more than 20 victims. However, it was not immediately clear if the victims were dead or alive, or in what condition. Local NBC reporter Gerard Ramalho cited police sources as saying that a vehicle had driven up onto a sidewalk and into a large group of people.
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#BREAKING serious accident on Las Vegas Blvd in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and Planet Hollywood
— NBC KSNV News 3 (@News3LV) December 21, 2015
BREAKING 27 VICTIMS INVOLVED IN LAS VEGAS PEDESTRIAN CRASH JUST NORTH OF PARIS HOTEL
— Dan Andrews (@knoxcounty) December 21, 2015