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    Lorry crashes into the Berlin Christmas Market :(

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    Just saw on the News that a Lorry has driven in the Berlin Christmas market (Breitscheidplatz) 1 person has been confirmed dead with several others injured. If you have family out there, you might just want to get in touch to make sure they are safe. It's a huge tourist attraction this time of year.

    UPDATE 20/12/16 - 12 people were killer with a further 48 injured

    Source Here

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    Image taken from @ERushton via Twitter Here

    104 Comments

    Sounds like the work of misguided idiots - if it was indeed deliberate.
    Edited by: "LoRdPlOps111" 19th Dec 2016

    Berlin fire brigade reports of several dead and multiple injured

    Driver of the truck is on the run according to German media sources
    Edited by: "jaybizzle" 19th Dec 2016

    This is how early reports of Nice came in, hope it's just an accident.

    cowardly attack. Merkel is to blame. she imported it

    Dreadful news. Was at this market just a few weeks ago too. Loss of life is never good, but lets hope this was accidental and not deliberate!

    airfix

    This is how early reports of Nice came in, hope it's just an accident.


    News I've just read is that they believe it to be deliberate

    stuarthanley

    News I've just read is that they believe it to be deliberate



    Hope the death toll does not soar

    BeerDrinker

    Dreadful news. Was at this market just a few weeks ago too. Loss of life … Dreadful news. Was at this market just a few weeks ago too. Loss of life is never good, but lets hope this was accidental and not deliberate!


    It was deliberate, surprise surprise:(

    Yep.
    At least 50 injured, fatality rate will no doubt be very high. If 50 people have been hit, going to expect at least 25 dead.
    Sincerely hope I'm wrong

    Edited by: "Firefly1" 19th Dec 2016

    Very very sad, At the worst posible time of year too. :(.

    Sadly one is dead, may they r.i.p, Hope that the ones injured make rapid full recoveries.

    If it was as suspected an act of terror may he suffer a slow painful death and rot in hell.

    nathan3007

    I'm seeing at least 2 killed … I'm seeing at least 2 killed http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4049442/Terror-attack-fears-lorry-ploughs-Christmas-market-Berlin-leaving-two-people-dead.html



    Police saying 9

    Polizei BerlinVerified account
    [email protected]
    Wir können 9 Tote & viele Verletzte bestätigen. Viele Kolleg. sind am #Breitscheidplatz im Einsatz um die Hintergründe zu ermitteln.
    Edited by: "jaybizzle" 19th Dec 2016

    Rich44

    ​No the **** doing it are to blame. 1. No proof it's not an accident r … ​No the **** doing it are to blame. 1. No proof it's not an accident right now2. Even if it's not might not be immigration relatedTry staying away from the daily mail assumptions, just makes you look like a racist idiot


    Will you be eating your words? Try not to rush with your accusations!

    Rich44

    Police "SUSPECT" people please stop making assumptions.



    And other people suspect it's not an accident, doesn't make either of them right, please stop being in denial.

    Nine dead

    Firefly1

    Yep.At least 50 injured, fatality rate will no doubt be very high. If 50 … Yep.At least 50 injured, fatality rate will no doubt be very high. If 50 people have been hit, going to expect at least 25 dead.Sincerely hope I'm wrong



    OMG, it gets worse :(, The drivers still on the run so the death toll probably wont stop there :(.

    Lets hope s/he is caught asap and no more victims :(.

    airfix

    Will you be eating your words? Try not to rush with your accusations!


    Looks like he already has!.

    I wonder if he dropped his passport.

    I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the warnings and a Xmas market in Germany is a prime target surely?

    He must have had a weapon, I can't imagine bystanders letting him walk away.

    airfix

    I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the … I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the warnings and a Xmas market in Germany is a prime target surely?



    What measures would you suggest they take?

    splatsplatsplat

    He must have had a weapon, I can't imagine bystanders letting him walk … He must have had a weapon, I can't imagine bystanders letting him walk away.


    Probably too in shock, Defenceless too?.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    What measures would you suggest they take?


    Loads

    airfix

    Loads



    BBC ran an article on it a while ago, managed to find again:
    bbc.co.uk/new…691

    Basically barriers to stop heavy goods vehicles moving into an area that has been pedestrianized.

    Within 2 hrs, the Russian ambassador in #Ankara got shot, a truck raced into a crowd in #Berlin and people in a mosque in #Zurich got shot.

    Firefly1

    BBC ran an article on it a while ago, managed to find … BBC ran an article on it a while ago, managed to find again:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36806691Basically barriers to stop heavy goods vehicles moving into an area that has been pedestrianized.



    A very interesting link. Thank you,

    They need those bollard things, I noticed Westfield has them now to stop vehicles driving into the restaurant section and they had armed police in the shopping centre itself.

    More of that is unfortunately needed

    Give them an inch, and take a mile. A "pretend" refugee I have no doubt, following a pointless cause that needs eliminating entirely.

    'The passenger of the truck, who drove to the Christmas market at #Breitscheidplatz, died on the spot.'
    twitter.com/Pol…400

    @PolizeiBerlin_E for updates



    Edited by: "nathan3007" 19th Dec 2016

    Apparently he has been arrested according to multiple sources albeit on Twitter.
    Edited by: "Firefly1" 19th Dec 2016




    I'm amazed most towns and cities haven't got them now epsecially for when an event is going on .

    Error440

    They need those bollard things, I noticed Westfield has them now to stop … They need those bollard things, I noticed Westfield has them now to stop vehicles driving into the restaurant section and they had armed police in the shopping centre itself.More of that is unfortunately needed

    airfix

    I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the … I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the warnings and a Xmas market in Germany is a prime target surely?




    Bollards .

    We are constantly having to take measures to prevent terrorist attacks which is costing millions instead of dealing with the cause.

    Error440

    bollards


    The arm barrier and ramp should do the job

    POWYSWALES

    We are constantly having to take measures to prevent terrorist attacks … We are constantly having to take measures to prevent terrorist attacks which is costing millions instead of dealing with the cause.



    You can't deal with the cause there will always be terrorists

    POWYSWALES

    We are constantly having to take measures to prevent terrorist attacks … We are constantly having to take measures to prevent terrorist attacks which is costing millions instead of dealing with the cause.



    The root cause is so vast that some don't even think that's a consideration. Sadly that's what terrorists want.

    This is terrible news, coming so shortly after the 12 year old trying to bomb another Xmas market in Germany

    telegraph.co.uk/new…et/

    The Berlin state interior minister has just noted that the reasons for a … The Berlin state interior minister has just noted that the reasons for a truck ramming into a Christmas market and killing nine people is still unclear and it is not known if it was an accident or a deliberate attack.The Berlin Police have also been tweeting that the background is still unknown and to “not spread rumours.”


    (_;)
    "PolizeiBerlinEinsatz (@PolizeiBerlin_E)

    You missing someone?

    call: 030 54023 111#Breitscheidplatz"
    Edited by: "Wongy110" 19th Dec 2016

    22:43 There are "growing indications" that the arrested lorry driver is Pakistani, Welt reports (in German).
    Berlin police have made no public comments on the claim.

    Extremely sad if true, really testing the tolerance of Europeans. Merkel will have a hell of a time next year when up for re-election too with her open doors policy to immigration.

    thrustmaster

    22:43 There are "growing indications" that the arrested lorry driver is … 22:43 There are "growing indications" that the arrested lorry driver is Pakistani, Welt reports (in German).Berlin police have made no public comments on the claim.Extremely sad if true, really testing the tolerance of Europeans. Merkel will have a hell of a time next year when up for re-election too with her open doors policy to immigration.



    I was just reading reports that he was Polish?

    Not sure what to believe to be honest!

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