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Truck drives into christmas market in Berlin

Truck drives into christmas market in Berlin

Photo: NU.nl/Emma Rushton

In Berlin is Monday night a little after 20.00 hours a truck on a christmas market crowds run in. The German fire brigade has reported that there are multiple dead and ‘many’ injured.

The police go out of an attack and not an accident.

The truck is by one of the hiking trails of the christmas market on the Breitscheidplatz in the Charlottenburg district driven.

The truck came from the Budapester Strasse to the footpath at the world famous memorial church, and has multiple stalls hit.

The vehicle came to a stop against a tree, reports Berliner Zeitung. This street is now closed to all traffic.

Tightened

The security measures on the German christmas markets this year, strengthened after the recent attacks in Paris and Nice.

The police put on a lot of extra people in, both in uniform and in citizen. Various christmas markets inspected this year, the bags of visitors.

More information to follow.

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