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Terror attack feared in Berlin: lorry ploughs through packed Christmas market

Several dead, 50 injured as lorry ploughs into crowd at Christmas market in Berlin after suspected terror attack

The incident happened in Breitscheidplatz in western Berlin.

Emma Rushton, who was in the market when the truck came through, told CNN that the truck didn’t slow down.

“We saw at least 10 people” injured and lying on the ground, she said.
Julian Reichelt, editor-in-chief at Bild, a German tabloid newspaper, said the market would be busy every night of the week leading up to Christmas.
The market is difficult to access by accident.
“It looks like something that was adapted by Nice,” Reichelt said, referring to the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice, France, that left at least 80 people dead and more than 400 injured.
Police could not confirm whether Monday’s incident in Berlin was related to terror and had no information on the driver.
One witness said the truck had a Polish license plate, according to Reichelt.
A ‘terror attack’ is feared in Berlin after a lorry reportedly ploughed through a Christmas market.

Terrified market-goers have tweeted panicked images from the scene of the incident which comes an hour after the Russian ambassador was shot dead in Ankara.

At least one man has been confirmed dead according to local media, with several more injured.

Germany’s Christmas markets have been feared as a key target for jihadis following a series of other Islamist terror attacks in Germany and elsewhere in Europe this year.

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

 

Tourist Emma Rushton, from England, tweeted from the scene: ‘Lorry just ploughed through Christmas market in #berlin.

‘There is no road nearby.

‘People crushed. I am safe. I am safe’

 

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