Germany: Car drives into crowd in Berlin, 1 dead

Berlin, SANA- At least one person was killed and several injured as a car crashed into a crowd in the western Berlin district of Charlottenburg, according to the emergency services.

A vehicle struck a crowd of people on Tauenzienstrasse in Berlin’s Charlottenburg neighborhood on Wednesday, German media reported.

The emergency services told reporters that at least one person had died and eight were injured.

“Currently around 60 emergency personnel are at the scene or on their way to the scene,” the Berlin fire department wrote on Twitter.

Berlin police spokesman Martin Dams said the incident happened near the popular Kurfuerstendamm shopping boulevard in the west of the German capital.

He said the suspected driver of the vehicle was detained. It was unclear whether the incident was the result of an accident or whether the driver had intentionally driven into the crowd, Dams said.

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