An ambulance and rescue workers arrive in the area after a lorry truck ploughed through a Christmas market on December 19 in Berlin, Germany. (Image: Getty)
In an apparent terrorist attack, a lorry crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing several people and injuring at least 50, a police spokesperson said. The attack comes five months after Tunisian extremist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd on the Nice seafront in France, killing 86 people. Several people have died while dozens have been injured as police investigate the attack at a market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on the Kurfuerstendamm and whether it is linked to a terrorist plot.
Ambulances and police rushed to the area after the driver drove up the pavement of the market in a central square popular with tourists, in scenes reminiscent of the deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice in July.
Rescue workers tend to the area after a lorry truck ploughed through a Christmas market.
A policeman stands near a black lorry truck that is likely the one that ploughed through a Christmas market.
Pieces of shattered glass are seen on the windshield as workers and security inspect the damaged lorry truck. (Image: Getty)
A policeman stands at the area after a lorry truck ploughed. (Image: Getty)