Truck Slams Into Christmas Market- More than 50 Injured, 9 Dead. Police are confirming it is likely a terrorist attack.
Here is what we know:
Horrifying pictures and videos from Berlin show emergency services racing to the scene and the devastating aftermath as the lorry ploughed through the market.
Terrified market-goers have tweeted horrifying images from the scene of the incident which comes an hour after the Russian ambassador was shot dead in Ankara.
Tourist Emma Rushton, from England, tweeted from the scene: ‘Lorry just ploughed through Christmas market in #berlin.
‘There is no road nearby. People crushed. I am safe. I am safe’.
Both the Berliner Zeitung newspaper and the Berliner Morgenpost reported the truck ran into the market outside the landmark Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church this evening.
– Truck rams through Christmas market
– 9 dead
– 50 injured
– Driver reportedly on the run
– Police believe likely attack
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This is a breaking news story. We will update this report as more details become available.