Berlin truck crash: 12 dead in ‘apparent terrorist attack’ at Christmas market – live
- Twelve people killed and 48 injured at Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz
- White House condemns ‘what appears to have been a terrorist attack’
- Suspect arrested after truck ‘stolen’ in Poland
- Full report: suspect held and 12 dead in truck crash, officials say
Doctors treating patients across Berlin are reporting a high number of fractures and internal injuries, including internal bleeding and damaged organs, among the 48 wounded.
One doctor said operations would be going on through the night, with a number of the injured in a life-threatening state.
Breitscheidplatz is one of Berlin’s busiest shopping areas, particularly at this time of year when Christmas markets are in full swing.
Police said the lorry came from the direction of Budapester Strasse, over the pavement, before coming to a halt by a Christmas tree in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm church.