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One dead, driver arrested after Marseille bus stop hit by car

One person has been killed after a car struck a bus shelter in the southern French city of Marseille, police say.

The driver has been arrested. His vehicle had struck another bus shelter in a different district of the city earlier in the morning, seriously injuring one person, BBC reports.

Police have advised people to avoid the old port area.

They have given no indication of any motive behind the incident. Media say the driver is known to police.

The Francetvinfo website says the first bus stop was hit at about 09:15 (07:15 GMT) in the 13th district, where one person was injured.

The second bus stop was struck at about 10:00 at Valentine in the 11th district.

French media say the woman who died was in her 40s.

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