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1 dead, 8 injured after car hits pedestrians in Berlin

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

Berlin fire department spokesman Stefan Salzwedel, who confirmed the death toll to The Associated Press, was unable to immediately provide further information on the casualties.

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

He added that the alleged driver of the vehicle had been arrested. It was unclear if the crash was the result of an accident or if the driver intentionally drove into the crowd, Dams said.

It happened near Breitscheidplatz, or Breitscheid Square, where an extremist carried out a car attack on a Christmas market in 2016, killing 13 people.

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