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ドイツのクリスマスマーケットで9人死亡、テロの可能性 --Berlin Christmas market: 9 dead, at least 50 injured in truck crash

The crash occurred at Breitscheidplatz in the western part of central Berlin. The truck had Polish license plates, police spokeswoman Kerstin Ziesmer said.
The vehicle sent shoppers running and screaming.
Witness Emma Rushton told CNN that the truck didn't slow down. She said the truck was traveling about 40 mph through the crowded pedestrian area.
"There's no way it was an accident," Rushton said. "We saw at least 10 people" injured and lying on the ground.
 
ベルリン中心部にあるカイザー・ウィルヘルム記念教会前の広場で19日夜、多数の市民でにぎわう恒例のクリスマス市にトラックが突っ込んだ。警察当局はツイッターで、少なくとも9人が死亡したと公表した。米CNNによると、50人以上が負傷しており、警察当局がテロ攻撃の可能性があるとみて調べていると報じた。
 
Another witness, Shandana Durrani, was 20 feet away from the truck when it rammed several market stalls
"I think everybody thought there was a terrorist attack happening," she said. "People dropped what they were carrying and ran for cover. ... It seemed like the truck just jumped the curb and took a wrong turn and barreled through the crowd."
Durrani, an American who moved to Berlin a few months ago, said slowing to respond to a text message "saved me from being hit."
"I ran behind a stall to get away but there was really no place to go because it was happening so fast," she said.
Jan Hollitzer, deputy editor-in-chief of local newspaper Berliner Morgenpost, said he saw people underneath the truck when it came to a stop.
 
German officials have been concerned about security around Christmas markets, which are the main place for holiday shopping and refreshments, such as the mulled beverage Gluhwein.
The US State Department alerted US citizens in November to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, especially during the holiday season. The alert, which encouraged citizens to be cautious at the holiday festivals, expires on February 20.
Julian Reichelt, editor-in-chief at German tabloid Bild, told CNN that the market would be busy every night of the week leading up to Christmas.
 
 

デメジエール内相はこれより前、「『攻撃』という言葉は使いたくないが、多くがそれを示唆している」と述べていた。

警察は容疑者1人の身柄を拘束。トラックに乗っていた別の人物は、車がマーケットに突っ込んだ際に死亡した。

警察によると、死亡した男はポーランド国籍だという。この人物は運転手ではなく、拘束された容疑者が運転手とみられるが、国籍は不明。

ドイツのメディアは治安関係者の話として、拘束された容疑者について、アフガニスタンまたはパキスタンの出身で、2月に難民としてドイツに入国したことを示唆する証拠があると報じた。

警察は、トラックがポーランドの建設現場から盗まれたとの情報を調べている。