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1 dead, 8 injured after car crashes into pedestrians in Berlin

BERLIN –

A vehicle rammed into pedestrians in Berlin on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring eight others, rescue services said.

Berlin fire agency spokesman Stefan Salzwedel, who confirmed the casualty figures to the Associated Press, could not immediately provide further information on the victims.

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

He said the suspect vehicle driver had been detained. Mr Dams said it was not yet clear whether the collision was the result of an accident or if the driver intentionally drove into the crowd.

It happened near Breitscheidplatz, or Breitscheid Square, where an extremist carried out a vehicle attack on a Christmas market in 2016, which left 13 people dead.

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