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08th Jun 2022

One dead and dozens injured after vehicle drives into crowd in Berlin

Steve Hopkins

Berlin car crowd

The incident occurred in Charlottenburg.

A vehicle has driven into a crowd in western Berlin, killing one person and injuring at least 30 people, according to emergency services.

The incident occurred in Charlottenburg on Wednesday morning (8 June).

One person died in the city centre incident involving a small Renault car, Germany’s Bild newspaper reported.

A man, believed to be the driver of the vehicle, has been detained, Berlin police said.

Reports suggest between 10 and 30 people were injured.

The incident took place on Rankestrasse near the Breitscheidplatz, the scene of the 2016 Christmas market attack in which 11 people were killed.

Some 60 firefighters are on the scene on the corner of Rankestraße and Tauentzienstraße.

Pictures from the scene show a silver car sticking out of a department store building front.

It is unclear if the incident was intentional or an accident.

Doctor Who actor John Barrowman was present at the scene, and has shared updates from near where the collision occurred.

“We think we have witnessed a terrorist attack here in Berlin,” Barrowman tweeted.

“We’re not sure, there’s a lot of people, dead bodies all over the place.

“We’ve seen a car that came down the road and ended up in a storefront covering three city blocks.

“It’s pretty horrific.”

In one video, Barrowman records himself sitting behind a tree and pointing out what he saw.

“It’s really pretty bad, guys,” Barrowman told followers.

“Over where we are here there’s a lot of police, there’s a dead body in the middle of the road and then over here there is all of the emergency services that are trying to help victims and people.”

“The police presence is unbelievable. They are clearing out the area, and it was cordoned off.

“I heard the bang and the crash when we were in a store and we came out and that’s when we saw the carnage.”