An actress of Indian-origin had a lucky escape during the terrorist attack in Spain, when a van ploughed through pedestrians, as per PTI. Laila Rouass went for a holiday with her 10-year-old daughter Inez Khan. The 46-year-old tweeted the incident live as the attack unfolded in the busy Las Ramblas area of the city. Rouass tweeted: “In the middle of the attack. Hiding in a restaurant freezer. Happened so fast. Praying for the safety of everyone here. Gunshots just heard. Armed police running down the street looking for someone. ”
Rouass was born to a Moroccan father and Indian mother. Rouass appeared on many British shows ‘Footballers’ Wives’ and ‘Holby City’ and is a popular star on television. After the attack when situation was back to normal, she thanked the staff at the restaurant for staying calm and keeping the customers safe. “I love you Barcelona,” she tweeted towards the end of her ordeal. Rouass also shot video footage of a police helicopter in the sky above Barcelona on social media.
In the tragic incident, as many as 13 people lost their lives, local media reports say, while CNN says over 50 people have received serious injuries. But the Catalan police and the regional interior ministry has confirmed one dead so far, said a Reuters report. However, this number is bound to rise, it added as there are quite a few who are seriously injured. Following the incident, the area around the incident has been reportedly cordoned off, leaving several ambulances and police vehicles on the scene.