Germany Truck Attack: 12 dead and many injured at the Christmas Market :- On Monday evening, a truck with high speed ploughed into a crowded Christmas Market in central Berlin. In this truck attack, 12 people killed and 48 other persons injured.
German Police said on Twitter that they had taken one suspect into custody and another passenger from the truck had died.
The police said that the nationality of the suspected driver was unclear till now. The suspected driver fled the crash scene and was later arrested.
According to the German media that there was evidence suggesting the arrested suspect was from Pakistan or Afghanistan and entered Germany in February as a refugee.
Emma Rushton who is a tourist, told CNN that we started to see the top of an articulated truck, a lorry … just crashing through the stalls, through people.
As per the German Police that 48 injured people were brought immediately to Berlin hospitals for the medical treatment.
Police further said on Twitter that they were investigating that the truck had been stolen from a construction site in Poland.
This attack once again fresh the memories of an attack in Nice, France in the month of July 2016 when a Tunisian-born man drove a truck along the beach front, mowing down people who had gathered to watch the fireworks on Bastille Day, killing 86 people. That attack was claimed by Islamic State.
Berlin Police said that there were no indications of further dangerous situations in the area and also urged the people to stay away from the scene.
Foreign Minister of Germany – Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that I am deeply shaken about the horrible news of accident at the memorial church in Berlin.
The truck ploughed into the market around 8 p.m. It was a normal crowded time where adults and children would be gathering in the traditional cluster of wooden huts that sell food and Christmas goods in an annual celebration across Germany and much of Central Europe.