12 Dead in Berlin Truck Crash



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    12 Dead in Berlin Truck Crash

    12 people were killed and 48 more were injured on Monday evening when a truck plowed into crowds at a market in the German capital of Berlin. The local Shliach, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal announced “we are making efforts to make contact” • Full Story

    At least 12 people were killed on Monday evening when a truck plowed into crowds at a market in the German capital of Berlin.

    48 people were injured, some of them seriously. Police previously said that 9 people had died and at least 50 were injured.

    The attack happened at about 8:00 p.m. local time on Breitscheidplatz, which is located in western Berlin. Multiple stalls at the market were damaged by the truck.

    A suspect, likely the driver of the truck, has been arrested, the BBC reported. The suspected co-driver was found dead, police said.

    The truck was registered in Poland, according to reports, and its owner claimed it had been hijacked.

    Police told the German news agency dpa that they are treating the incident as a suspected attack, though Berlin State Interior Minister Andreas Geisel did not rule out that the incident could have been an accident.

    Witnesses, however, said the crash was not an accident and added the truck had shown no signs of slowing down, according to Sky News.

    They spoke of the vehicle “going through people” and “pulling everything down” as it tore through tables and wooden stands.

    The Israeli embassy in Germany is in contact with police in order to obtain information about whether any Israelis were present at the site.

    The local Shliach, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal informed “we are making efforts to make contact with anyone who was said to be at this place at the time.”

    The attack in Berlin is very similar to the attack in Nice, France, this past July, in which a truck plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.

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