Car ploughs into department store leaving ‘dead bodies everywhere’

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Multiple pedestrians are feared dead after a motorist swerved onto a pavement and ploughed down everyone in his path.

Emergency services have cordoned of a street in Berlin, Germany where a reported 10 casualties are being treated at the corner of Rankestraße and Tauentzienstraße.

Celebrity John Barrowman happens to be at the scene and claims to have walked past "multiple fatalities" in what he fears to be terrorist attack, although this has not been confirmed by the authorities.

A dramatic snap shows a Renault car crashed through the window of a department store with emergency crews attending to victims with helicopters landing further down the road.

Berlin Police spokesman Thilo Cablitz, has told the media that the Renault driver initially drove into passers-by at the road's corner before returning to the road and finally crashing into a shop window around 200 metres along.

According to the police, the driver of the car is being questioned over whether he deliberately drove through people at around 10.15am on Wednesday.

The actor 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."

Crouching beside a tree on the street for his own protection and a flashing fire engine parked behind him, John recorded a video speaking on his view of the incident.

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John claims to have seen a dead body in the middle of the road.

He said: "There's a lot of police, there's a dead body in the middle of the road and over here there is all of the emergency services that are trying to help victims. There's a lot of people walking with limps and injuries."

In a second video John tells his Twitter followers with confidence that there are "multiple fatalities" and "hundreds of emergency services" in the area.

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He added that he and others in the area have been ordered to leave as the cordon expands.

John said: "I do have to say thank you to my friend Mikey K, my friend who rang ironically as it was going on and the first thing he said to us was to get behind a tree. Mikey's ex-military.

"He said get behind a tree, put something in between you and anything that might come at you so we did that."

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