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Fear in the city of Berlin: Car ‘more than once mounts the asphalt’ and blasts through swarm adjacent to chapel killing somewhere around one individual and harming 30

At least one person has been killed and up to 30 have been injured after a car ploughed into crowds near a church in Berlin. A silver Renault drove into people on Rankestrasse, a street packed with shops and cafes in western Berlin on Wednesday morning. Images from the scene showed the car embedded in the front of a shop next to outdoor café tables, with what appeared to be blood on the pavement. Another showed police vehicles, ambulances and fire trucks parked next to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, at the top of the road. Police say the driver has been arrested, but have not said for what or given any indication whether the crash was deliberate.

At least one person has been killed and up to 30 have been injured after a car ploughed into crowds near a church in Berlin. A silver Renault drove into people on Rankestrasse, a street packed with shops and cafes in western Berlin on Wednesday morning. Images from the scene showed the car embedded in the front of a shop next to outdoor café tables, with what appeared to be blood on the pavement. Another showed police vehicles, ambulances and fire trucks parked next to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, at the top of the road. Police say the driver has been arrested, but have not said for what or given any indication whether the crash was deliberate.

No less than one individual has been killed and one more 30 injured after vehicle crashed into hordes of customers in Berlin
Silver Renault Twingo over and over mounted asphalt and drove 600ft prior to hitting a shop, nearby media says
Police say the driver has been captured yet have would not say whether they accept occurrence was intentional
Crash happened only relatively close to where Islamist radical killed 13 of every 2016 Christmas market assault
Something like one individual has been killed and up to 30 have been harmed after a vehicle blasted through swarms close to a congregation in Berlin earlier today.

A silver Renault Clio crashed into individuals on Rankestrasse, a road loaded with shops and bistros in western Berlin that is disregarded by Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, around 10.30am nearby time Wednesday.
The vehicle more than once mounted the asphalt and cruised all over 600ft through swarms prior to crashing through the front of a scent shop, German paper Bild detailed, adding that the driver attempted to escape yet was held by spectators until police showed up.

Officials say the driver – a man – has been captured, yet didn’t express what for. They likewise wouldn’t say whether they accept the accident was conscious or a mishap. The accident happened only yards from where an Islamist fanatic killed 12 individuals at a Christmas market in 2016 by smashing them with a taken van.

Entertainer John Barrowman was nearby at that point, and portrayed hearing a ‘noisy bang’ from inside a shop prior to heading out to a scene of ‘slaughter’ with a dead body lying in the street and police ‘all over’.

Posting on Twitter from the road, he said: ‘The vehicle descended onto the asphalt. Then, at that point, has gone onto the street around there, has hit someone then, at that point, has gone not too far off and returned onto the asphalt… and gone through a lot of individuals and afterward squarely into a retail facade window.’

At least one person is dead after a car ploughed into crowds of people on a street packed with shops and cafes in western Berlin around 10.30am Wednesday

At least one person is dead after a car ploughed into crowds of people on a street packed with shops and cafes in western Berlin around 10.30am Wednesday

Dozens of people were hurt in the crash, some of them seriously, as local media said the car repeatedly mounted the pavement and hit people before the driver tried to flee

Dozens of people were hurt in the crash, some of them seriously, as local media said the car repeatedly mounted the pavement and hit people before the driver tried to flee

Dozens of firefighters, police and medics rushed to the scene - which is just a short distance from where 13 were killed in the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack

Dozens of firefighters, police and medics rushed to the scene – which is just a short distance from where 13 were killed in the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack

Rescue workers help an injured person after a car crashed into a crowd of people in central Berlin, Germany

Rescue workers help an injured person after a car crashed into a crowd of people in central Berlin, Germany

The silver Renault Twingo is said to have mounted the pavement several times and rammed into people, before crashing through the front of a perfume shop

The silver Renault Twingo is said to have mounted the pavement several times and rammed into people, before crashing through the front of a perfume shop
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Actor John Barrowman said he was inside a nearby shop when he heard a ‘bang’ and ran out to find ‘carnage’ including a dead body lying in the middle of the road

Fire crews help treat two young women who were wounded after a car mounted the pavement and drove into people in western Berlin on Wednesday morning

Fire crews help treat two young women who were wounded after a car mounted the pavement and drove into people in western Berlin on Wednesday morning

Fire crews strap an injured person to a stretcher after they were wounded by a car which mounted the pavement and ploughed into shoppers in Berlin on Wednesday

Fire crews strap an injured person to a stretcher after they were wounded by a car which mounted the pavement and ploughed into shoppers in Berlin on Wednesday

An air ambulance comes in to land on Rankestrausse, a busy shopping street in central Berlin where a car repeatedly mounted the pavement and drove into people on Wednesday morning

An air ambulance comes in to land on Rankestrausse, a busy shopping street in central Berlin where a car repeatedly mounted the pavement and drove into people on Wednesday morning

Police and fire crews rush to help people injured by a car in Berlin, as the vehicle sits embedded in the front of a perfume shop window. The driver has been arrested

Police and fire crews rush to help people injured by a car in Berlin, as the vehicle sits embedded in the front of a perfume shop window. The driver has been arrested

Emergency responders stand at the site where a car ploughed into pedestrians in western Berlin on Wednesday morning

Emergency responders stand at the site where a car ploughed into pedestrians in western Berlin on Wednesday morning

The crash happened around 10.30am local time - 9.30am GMT - on Rankestrausse, a street filled with shops and cafes that is overlooked by Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

The crash happened around 10.30am local time – 9.30am GMT – on Rankestrausse, a street filled with shops and cafes that is overlooked by Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Police said:

 A man is believed to have driven into a group of people. It is not yet known whether it was an accident or a deliberate act.’

Berlin’s Senator for the Interior, Iris Spranger, said:

‘I’m in the situation center and keep myself informed. My thoughts and my deepest sympathy are with all those affected.’

The crash took place near the main shopping district’s Breitscheidplatz, the scene of Berlin’s 2016 Christmas market attack in which 13 people were killed.

Twelve died after being rammed by a truck driven by Anis Amri, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, while the 13th victim was the truck’s original driver – shot dead by Amri who stole the vehicle to use in the attack.

Germany has seen several such attacks since the deadly 2016 assault.

In December 2020, a German man ploughed his car through a pedestrian shopping street in the southwestern city of Trier, killing four adults and a baby.

Earlier the same year, a German man rammed his car through a carnival procession in the central town of Volkmarsen, injuring dozens of bystanders, including children. He was sentenced to life in jail last year.

In January 2019, another German national injured eight people when he drove into crowds on New Year’s Eve in the western cities of Bottrop and Essen. He was later taken into psychiatric care.

In April 2018, a German man crashed his van into people seated outside a restaurant in the city of Muenster, killing five before shooting himself dead. Investigators later said he had mental health problems.

During the football World Cup in Germany in 2006, a German man rammed his car into crowds gathered to watch a match at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, injuring some 20 people. The driver was later committed to a psychiatric hospital.

A man is stretchered into the back of am ambulance after a car drove into crowds in a shopping district in western Berlin

Medics help a wounded person into the back of an ambulance after they were hit by a car that mounted the pavement in Berlin

Medics help a wounded person into the back of an ambulance after they were hit by a car that mounted the pavement in Berlin

Rescue workers work at the site where one person was killed and eight injured when a car drove into a group of people in western Berlin on Wednesday morning

Rescue workers work at the site where one person was killed and eight injured when a car drove into a group of people in western Berlin on Wednesday morning

Rescue workers help an injured person after a car crashed into a crowd of people in western Berlin

Rescue workers help an injured person after a car crashed into a crowd of people in western Berlin

A first-response helicopter is pictured at the site after a car crashed into a group of people in Berlin

A first-response helicopter is pictured at the site after a car crashed into a group of people in Berlin

Police officers stand at a cordoned-off area at the site where a car ploughed into a crowd in Berlin

Police officers stand at a cordoned-off area at the site where a car ploughed into a crowd in Berlin

Emergency workers gather next to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, opposite where the crash happened

Emergency workers gather next to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, opposite where the crash happened

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