2023 Author: Steven Freeman | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:22
In what is still unclear whether it was an accident or a new terrorist attack, a truck rushed unexpectedly over the crowd visiting a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, taking the lives of at least 9 people and injuring 50 others.
As reported by the media, a few minutes after 8 pm in Berlin, the driver of a truck rushed over the people walking in the Christmas market square located in one of the largest squares in that German city, the Breitscheidplatz.
The truck driver was estimated to be driving about 65 kilometers per hour when he hit the dozens of people who were visiting him. German authorities confirmed that the license plates did not correspond to Germany, but to Poland.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was "in mourning" for the victims of the event.
Although no spokesman for the German government has confirmed the origin of this tragedy, many media in that country are emphasizing that, just a few days ago, an alert had been raised in that country due to possible terrorist attacks.
As recently as last summer, France experienced a similar event when a truck driver ran over a crowd walking along a main thoroughfare in Nice celebrating Bastille Day, in which 84 people died.