Car drives into a crowd in Berlin, at least one dead | Inquirer News

Car drives into a crowd in Berlin, at least one dead

/ 06:06 PM June 08, 2022

Berlin incident

Emergency crews work at the site after a car crashed into a group of people, injuring dozens and killing at least one, at Tauentzien Strasse near Kaiser Wilhelm Gedaedtniskirche church in Berlin, Germany June 8, 2022. REUTERS

BERLIN — A car drove into a crowd of people in western Berlin on Wednesday, killing at least one person, a spokesperson for the German capital’s police said.

Around 30 people were injured, a spokesperson for the fire service added.


“A man is believed to have driven into a group of people. It is not yet known whether it was an accident or a deliberate act,” police said, adding that he was being held at the scene.


Mass-selling daily Bild said the man had been driving a small Renault car.

Reuters TV showed a large deployment of fire service and ambulances at the scene, with rescue workers carrying empty stretchers, next to the war-ravaged Gedaechtniskirche church, one of Berlin’s best-known landmarks.

The incident took place near the scene of a fatal attack on Dec. 19, 2016, when Anis Amri, a failed Tunisian asylum seeker with Islamist links, hijacked a truck, killed the driver and then plowed it into a crowded western Berlin Christmas market, killing 11 more people and injuring dozens of others.


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