Last night, at around 8:15 PM GMT, a truck drove directly into crowds at Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Christmas market. Twelve people are confirmed dead and 48 more have been hospitalized with injuries, some of which are serious. Police have said they are treating the incident as a "presumed terrorist attack," and have confirmed that a Polish man found dead inside the truck was not the driver.
Right-wing politicians in Europe have already seized on the news, with Nigel Farage tweeting: "Terrible news from Berlin but no surprise. Events like these will be the Merkel legacy." In a statement, Chancellor Angela Merkel said "we must assume it was a terrorist attack," and described it as a "terrible deed." She will visit Breitscheidplatz on Tuesday after meeting with her cabinet, she said.
Last night, VICE Germany's staff photographer Grey Hutton visited the scene of the crash.