A truck crashed into a crowd at Christmas market in Central Berlin
In the centre of Berlin drove a truck into a crowd of people at the Christmas Bazaar, which is near the gedächtniskirche Church. According to police, on Monday evening, December 19, 9 people died.
At least 50 received injuries of varying severity, said the rescuers. Destroyed several stalls. The police considers the incident a terrorist attack.
One of the suspects arrested
Law enforcement authorities established that in the cab of the truck, which drove through the Bazaar 50-80 meters, there were two persons. One of them, who was in the passenger seat, found dead. The second suspect managed to be detained near the scene, is now checked whether he was in the car, said the police DW.
According to DW, the truck was a Polish registration number. The owner of the Polish company that owns the trailer has already been stated that the car was stolen.
The scene is surrounded by police, firefighters arrived and dozens of ambulances that continue to take victims. The police appealed to Berliners with a request to stay home and not spread rumors.
According to the official representative of the German government Steffan Seibert (Steffen Seibert), Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) is in contact with the Ministry of internal Affairs and the governing mayor of Berlin Michael Muller (Michael Müller).
Mueller, in turn, said that the situation is under control. The Minister of internal Affairs of Germany Thomas de Mezieres (Thomas de Maiziere) has proposed the Berlin authorities with the assistance of the Federal police.