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Service held for Glasgow truck crash victims; police say 5 females, 1 male killed

  • A police officer looks at flowers on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014,  left close to the scene in George Square, Glasgow Scotland where on Monday a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians which has left a number of people dead. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    A police officer looks at flowers on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014, left close to the scene in George Square, Glasgow Scotland where on Monday a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians which has left a number of people dead. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer places flowers on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014, close to the scene in George Square, Glasgow Scotland where on Monday a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians which has left a number of people dead. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    A police officer places flowers on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014, close to the scene in George Square, Glasgow Scotland where on Monday a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians which has left a number of people dead. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • The scene in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland after it is understood a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians, Monday Dec. 22, 2014. Police say an "ongoing serious incident" is unfolding in the city centre of Glasgow in Scotland. Emergency services responded Monday to reports that a truck has crashed into a group of pedestrians. Police weren't immediately able to give further details about the situation. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    The scene in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland after it is understood a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians, Monday Dec. 22, 2014. Police say an "ongoing serious incident" is unfolding in the city centre of Glasgow in Scotland. Emergency services responded Monday to reports that a truck has crashed into a group of pedestrians. Police weren't immediately able to give further details about the situation. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

A memorial service has been held in Glasgow, Scotland, for six people killed when a garbage truck veered out of control in the city center.

Police in Scotland said Tuesday that five females and one male had died in the crash which came at the height of the Christmas shopping season.

Police said 10 people, including the driver, also were injured when the driver lost control of the truck Monday afternoon, hitting a number of pedestrians.

Six people remained hospitalized Tuesday, police said.

Rev. Stuart Smith said during the memorial service that "a scene of celebration and festive lights in George Square turned to devastation and despair" in a few minutes time.

Police said the incident was not terrorist-related. Unconfirmed reports suggested the driver became ill suddenly and lost control.