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Germany: Merkel mourns lorry attack victims at church memorial service 01:44

Germany: Merkel mourns lorry attack victims at church memorial service

Germany, Berlin
December 20, 2016 at 19:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took part in a memorial service at Berlin’s Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, Tuesday, in honour of the victims of yesterday evening’s Christmas market lorry attack.

The chancellor was accompanied by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Berlin governing Mayor Michael Mueller among other high-level politicians.

On Monday evening at around 20:00 local time (19:00 GMT), a lorry crashed into a Christmas market near Berlin's busy Kurfuerstendamm Boulevard, killing 12 and injuring 48. Later a Polish national was also found dead in the passenger seat of the abandoned lorry.

The authorities initially announced that they had the suspected driver in custody; however, the man has now been released after questioning by the Federal Prosecutor's Office. Latest reports suggest that the actual perpetrator is still on the run.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel took part in a memorial service at Berlin’s Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, Tuesday, in honour of the victims of yesterday evening’s Christmas market lorry attack.

The chancellor was accompanied by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Berlin governing Mayor Michael Mueller among other high-level politicians.

On Monday evening at around 20:00 local time (19:00 GMT), a lorry crashed into a Christmas market near Berlin's busy Kurfuerstendamm Boulevard, killing 12 and injuring 48. Later a Polish national was also found dead in the passenger seat of the abandoned lorry.

The authorities initially announced that they had the suspected driver in custody; however, the man has now been released after questioning by the Federal Prosecutor's Office. Latest reports suggest that the actual perpetrator is still on the run.

Mandatory credit: RBB

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