Over 20 victims after car plows into crowd near Las Vegas’ Paris Hotel

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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.

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.

The driver was reportedly detained by police, Jacqui Heinrich from KTNV Channel 13 Action News cited police sources as saying.

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