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Police say truck 'deliberately' drove into crowd at Christmas market in Berlin

December 20, 2016, 8:13 UTC+3
The police preliminarily classified the incident as "an attack," but Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere admitted that a terrorist attack cannot be ruled out
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MOSCOW, December 20. /TASS/. Investigators say the truck deliberately drove into the crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin killing 12 people, city police wrote on its Twitter page on Tuesday. 

It was earlier reported that nine people were killed in the crash.

Forty-eight people were hospitalized, some of them in a serious condition, the police said.

A truck has crashed into the crowd at the Christmas market in the central part of West Berlin ― on Breitscheidplatz near the Kurfurstendamm street. The incident occurred at 8:20pm. The truck drove around 80 meters through the market.

The police preliminarily classified the incident as "an attack," but Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere admitted that a terrorist attack is not ruled out.

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