As a result of arrival of the truck at the crowd at the Christmas market Breitscheidplatz in the heart of Berlin, 12 people were killed, said in a message posted on Twitter of the Berlin police. Earlier it was reported about nine killed.
In hospitals of the city are, at least 48 injured in the incident.
Breitscheidplatz located on the kurfürstendamm, the square is the Memorial Church of Kaiser Wilhelm. In connection with the incident, the Berlin police have asked residents not to “spread rumors and not to leave their homes”.