Paramedics work at the site of an accident at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016. © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters.
At least nine people have been killed and several injured after a truck drove into a Christmas market in western Berlin in a suspected terrorist attack.
- 19 December 201621:02 GMT
- 20:51 GMT
Two people were in the lorry as it smashed into the Christmas market, police spokesperson told Berlin Morgenpost.One of theme was detained at the spot but later died, official said. Another suspect was captured in the nearby area and taken to a police station.Police also believe that the survived suspect was the driver of the lorry.
- 20:46 GMT
Images of the collision aftermath show the area cordoned off with emergency services and police attending the scene.
- 20:46 GMT
- 20:41 GMT
Federal police are advising people to follow the Berlin police Twitter page for “reliable information” on the incident.
- 20:25 GMT
The vehicle "drove sideways" onto the pavement at Breitscheidplatz, a major public square, reported Polizei Berlin.
- 20:20 GMT
Berlin police confirm nine dead and “many others injured” in truck incident at a Christmas market near the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church.