World’s Biggest 2016 Accident Caused In Berlin Christmas Market, Germany, Reasons Behind Accident Will Shock You

By | December 20, 2016

World’s Biggest 2016 Accident Caused In Berlin Christmas Market, Germany, Reasons Behind Accident Will Shock You

World’s Biggest 2016 Accident Caused In Berlin Christmas Market, Germany, Reasons Behind Accident Will Shock You

A truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market teeming with revelers in central Berlin on Monday evening. Nearly 12 people killed & 50 people wounded as it smashed through tables and stands leaving Germans mourning a national tragedy.

A policeman stands before the truck that had sped into a market in Berlin.

Police said that they arrested a suspected person into custody and a passenger from the truck had died during treatment. Earlier, the truck crashed into wooden huts serving mulled wine and sausages at Kaiser Wilhem Memorial Church of Berlin.

The White House condemned ‘what appears to have been a terrorist attack’. It is very similar to the truck assault in French claimed by Islamic State on July killing 86 people. Further, local security forces said that the arrested suspect may came from Afghanistan or Pakistan and entered Germany as a refugee.

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said, “I don’t want to use the word attack yet, although a lot points to one,” to the media. “There is a psychological effect in the whole country of the choice of words here, and we want to be very cautious and operate close to the actual investigation results, not with speculation.”

Police said that 48 people injured and brought to Berlin hospitals. Also, they added, the investigation revealed that the truck had been stolen from a construction site in Poland.

Emergency services at the accident site.

What Happened At The Christmas Market ?

A truck loaded with steam beams came to a halt on a sidewalk of the market. It rammed a large stand called ‘Fascination Christmas’, tearing off one side and knocking down a large Christmas tree.

The U.S State Department called for caution earlier about the public places across Europe. They cautioned that extremist gropus including ISIS and al-Qaida focused on upcoming holiday season.

After the attack, Government called to block off and protect high-profile public gatherings. On Monday, no barriers were present at the Christmas market. Later, dozens of emergency services lined the streets and they evacuated the people nearby the accident area.

Donald Trump blamed Islamist terrorists though it was unclear on what that assessment was based. But German officials said that they can’t said that the crash was intentional before investigation.

 

 

 

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