9 dead as truck ploughs into Ber­lin Xmas mar­ket

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BER­LIN: A truck ploughed into a crowded Christ­mas mar­ket in the Ger­man cap­i­tal Ber­lin yes­ter­day evening, killing nine peo­ple and in­jur­ing up to 50 oth­ers, po­lice said. Ger­man me­dia, cit­ing po­lice at the scene, said first in­di­ca­tions pointed to an at­tack on the mar­ket, sit­u­ated at the foot of the ru­ined Kaiser Wil­helm me­mo­rial church, which was kept as a bombed-out ruin af­ter World War Two. The truck ca­reered into the Ber­lin mar­ket at what would have been one of the most crowded times for the Christ­mas mar­ket, when adults and chil­dren would be gath­er­ing in the tra­di­tional clus­ter of wooden huts that sell food and Christ­mas goods. Po­lice cars and am­bu­lances con­verged quickly on the scene as a huge se­cu­rity op­er­a­tion un­folded. The fate of the driver of the truck was not im­me­di­ately clear, but Bild news­pa­per said he was on the run.

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