World Bulletin / News Desk
A car ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people, some of them seriously, officials said.
Paramedics were "treating and transporting to hospital 12 people", with some seriously injured, Ambulance Victoria added.
Sky News Australia reported that a pre-school child with a head injury was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
A witness, Sue, told Melbourne radio station 3AW that she heard screams before she saw "people flying everywhere".
"We could hear this noise, as we looked left, we saw this white car, it just mowed everybody down," she said.
"People are flying everywhere. We heard thump, thump. People are running everywhere."
Icy roads contribute to at least 4 fatalities, fifth death attributed to exposure
Republican leadership eyes Thursday vote on stopgap bill, but passage is uncertain without Democratic support
The key legislation is likely to come back to the House of Commons with suggested amendments
Tech giant expanding inquiry after MPs criticize depth of first investigation
Company will build new headquarters, manufacturing plants and pay $38 billion in taxes for overseas funds
Border patrol also harasses and uses violence against volunteers, who provide aid, reports say
5 passengers manage to escape, says Kazakh Interior Ministry
Tunisian Naval Forces rescued the migrants near east coast Sfax city
Pentagon and U.S.-led coalition contradicted with each other on function of PYD/PKK-led SDF forces in Syria
We are not creating a Syria border security force at all, says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, pushing back at controversy
Here are the main topics World Bulletin's English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across occupied West Bank
First National Security meeting for 2018 to discuss Afrin, emergency rule