Berlin crash: Doctor Who star John Barrowman says ‘bodies are all over the place’ in horror vid after deadly car rampage | The Sun

DOCTOR Who star John Barrowman said there were "bodies all over the place" after witnessing a car mow down more than a dozen people in Berlin today.

The actor, 55, filmed himself cowering behind a tree as he feared he was caught up in a terror attack and a second car could strike.



At least one victim was confirmed dead and five of more than a dozen wounded have life-threatening injuries, the fire brigade said.

Barrowman, Captain Jack Harkness in the BBC sci-fi hit, was close by as the Renault Clio zigzagged for 200 yards across pavements and ploughed into a department store.

He tweeted: "We think we have witnessed a terrorist attack here in Berlin we’re not sure there’s a lot of people dead bodies all over the place we’ve seen a car that came down the road and ended up in a storefront covering three city blocks it’s pretty horrific."

In a subsequent video to his 500,000 followers, he said said an ex-soldier pal had advised him to hide behind a tree to put a barrier "between us and any other vehicles that might come".

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He told how the car hit people on the pavement then came back towards him and smashed into a cafe and a shop front.

He added had seen a "dead body in the middle of the road" and a number of people "walking with limps and injuries".

He also filmed a helicopter ambulance landing next to the Kaiser-Wilhelm Church, a major landmark in the city's main shopping district close to Berlin zoo.

The Torchwood star said "hundreds" of emergency workers were pushing back a huge cordon, and he believed there were "multiple fatalities".

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Later he told Sky News: "I saw a woman being put into an ambulance …it looked like they were resuscitating somebody."

Bystanders detained the driver of the Clio, who received medical treatment.

Police said: "A man is believed to have driven into a group of people.

"It is not yet known whether it was an accident or a deliberate act."

Unconfirmed reports in Die Welt say the dead person is a teacher who was on the site with a group.

At least 12 other people were injured in the 10.30am horror in Berlin's main shopping district.

Police confirmed the car mounted the pavement at the corner of Rankestrasse and Tauentzienstrasse and struck pedestrians.

It then drove on the road and back on the pavement for another 200 metres before crashing into the shop.

It also crashed through tables and chairs outside a cafe before smashing into the storefront of a branch of Douglas, a chain of perfume shops.

Pictures showed it wedged in the shop window.



One victim was seen nearby covered in a blanket.

It is opposite the site of 2016's Christmas market terror attack when 11 victims were killed by truck hijacker Anis Amri.

A police spokesman told The Sun Online: "We cannot confirm at the moment whether it is an act of terror but we are investigating every possibility and interviewing eye-witnesses.

"We are also not giving the name, age, occupation or gender of the person killed. We have many seriously injured people here.

"There are currently no plans for a press conference."

Following the crash, the driver is said to have tried to run away before brave passers-by held him down and handed him over to a police officer who happened to be nearby who took him into custody until his colleagues arrived.

Berlin's fire department said 130 emergency workers responded to the "mass casualty event".

Spokesman Adrian Wentzel said that five people had been critically injured and three seriously hurt.

We cannot confirm at the moment whether it is an act of terror but we are investigating every possibility and interviewing eye-witnesses

Heavily armed police are also in place at Breitscheidplatz and the area has been closed off by emergency services.

One reporter on the ground Joachim Fahrun said he had seen at least ten seriously injured people removed by paramedics.

German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reports that the driver is a 60-year-old man.

A police spokeswoman told local radio station RBB: "Currently it's about establishing his identity, clarifying the background; is he ill, were there health problems or is it a matter of intent."

Berlin's mayor Franziska Giffey said: "I am deeply affected by this incident. We know that there is one dead and several seriously injured.

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"The police are working flat out to clarify this matter. I will get an idea of the situation on-site during the course of the day.

"I would like to thank the more than 130 emergency services for their quick response and care for those affected."






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