Person killed as car crashes into Marseille bus stop

Car crashes into bus shelters in Marseille, France (Reuters)
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At least one person has been killed and another injured after a car crashed into two bus shelters in the French city of Marseille on Monday morning (local time).

Police have warned the public to avoid the Old Port area after the crash due to an "ongoing operation".

The driver first crashed into a bus shelter at around 8:15am, injuring one person, before slamming into another shelter an hour later, which was several kilometres away.

Photos from the scene show the French army is also in attendance.

A 35-year-old man believed to be the driver has been arrested but it's not yet clear whether the crash was deliberate, according to Reuters.

It comes after 14 people were killed in Barcelona, Spain, during the weekend, when a van ran down Las Ramblas and crashed into dozens of pedestrians.

The hunt for the suspected driver of the van has now extended across Europe.