Australian Open pays tribute to victims of Melbourne incident

Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Australian Open tennis players and officials on Saturday observed a minute of silence in honour of the four people who died and the 21 who were injured here after being hit by a vehicle fleeing the police.

Before the start of the encounter between Spaniard Rafael Nadal and German Alexander Zverev, fans and the players observed a minute of silence, reports Efe.

Meanwhile, a message reading “You were innocent and you will not be forgotten” was projected across the tournament screens.

The accident happened on a corner in the city centre on Friday and the driver was arrested. Police have confirmed the attack was not related to terrorism.