9 dead after truck crashes into Berlin Christmas market

December 19, 2016 4:06 pm

One suspect has been arrested after a truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, a police spokesman has said. At least nine people are dead and about 50 injured.


The market is near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Germany’s capital city.
It was not clear why the truck veered off the road into the market, but local media are reporting police have said initial investigations point to an attack.


The incident evoked memories of an attack on Nice in France in July when Tunisian-born man drove a 19-tonne truck along the beach front, mowing down people who had gathered to watch the fireworks on Bastille Day, killing 86 people. The attack was claimed by Islamic State.


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Source: CBC News