Clemson University reports that the Clemson basketball team is okay after a white van drove into a crowd of people in Las Ramblas area of Barcelona, Spain on Thursday.
“We’ve been in contact with our men’s basketball program currently in Barcelona and the entire travel party is safe and secure,” Clemson University spokesman Joe Galbraith said in a statement. “Their exhibition game for tonight has been cancelled and the team will return to Clemson as previously scheduled tomorrow morning. Our thoughts are with the people of Barcelona.”
Currently, the Clemson men’s basketball team is locked in its hotel, which is right across the streets from where some of the attacks occurred. The team was just about 15 minutes away from boarding its bus when the attacks began.
According to multiple reports, at least 13 people are feared to have died and more injured after a white van drove into a crowd of people in Las Ramblas area of Barcelona, in what Catalan police say is a potentially ongoing terrorist attack.
Death tolls from the attack on an area popular with tourists vary. While the authorities are yet to confirm a number, they say there have been multiple fatalities.
The Clemson men’s basketball team has been touring Spain the last 10 days and playing exhibition games. The Tigers won their previous three exhibition games.