Local media reporting up to 50 people injured,
A truck plowed into a crowd near a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least nine people and injuring many others, police said.
The market is near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Germany’s capital city.
It was not clear why the truck veered off the road into the market, but local media are reporting police have said initial investigations point to an attack.
A German newspaper has also reported that up to 50 people are injured.
Speaking to CBC News from Berlin, freelance journalist Nick Spicer said the truck drove into the crowd around 8 p.m. local time, when the market was crowded with people drinking mulled wine and eating sausages.
“If you wanted to hurt a large number of people with a truck, this is the kind of place you would go to,” Spicer said.