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Photos from the Scene of the Berlin Christmas Market Lorry Crash

Last night a lorry drove directly into crowds at Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Christmas market; police have said they are treating the incident as a "presumed terrorist attack".
20.12.16

Last night, at around 8:15PM GMT, a lorry drove directly into crowds at Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Christmas market. Twelve people are confirmed dead and 48 more have been taken to hospital 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 lorry was not the driver.

Right-wing politicians 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 has said "we must assume it was a terrorist attack", and described it as a "terrible deed". She has said she will visit Breitscheidplatz after meeting with her cabinet.

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Last night, VICE Germany's staff photographer Grey Hutton went to the scene of the crash and photographed what he saw there.