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In pics: Truck ploughs through Christmas market in Berlin

world Updated: Dec 20, 2016 08:15 IST
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Berlin attack

Policemen stand next to a truck that crashed into a christmas market in Berlin, on December 19, 2016 killing at least 12 person and injuring at least 50 people(AFP Photo)

A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in central Berlin which was filled with a mix of tourists and locals killing atleast 12 people and injuring 48 as it tore through tables and wooden stands. Police said a suspect believed to be the driver was arrested nearby and a passenger died as paramedics were treating him. German officials said they were investigating what caused the crash.

The destroyed windscreen of a polish truck is seen following an accident at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016. (REUTERS Photo)
Covered dead bodies lie on the ground of a Christmas market after a truck ploughed through a crowd on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016. (REUTERS Photo)
A Christmas tree lies next to a truck following an accident with the truck on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016. (REUTERS)
A survivor of an accident with a Polish truck is rescued on a stretcher near a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016. (REUTERS Photo)
General view shows police and firefighters working around the truck that crashed into a christmas market at Gedächniskirche church in Berlin, on December 19, 2016 killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50 people. (AFP)
German police officers secure the site of an accident with a truck at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016. (REUTERS)
A candle is burning on a German national flag near the site where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016 REUTERS (REUTERS Photo)