In Berlin on Wednesday morning, not far from Breitscheidplatz, a 29-year-old drove his car into a group of people and then into the window of a perfumery. A woman died and numerous people were injured.
A memorial service is planned for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
The buildings of the ensemble of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church have been made available for emergency pastoral care. According to a press release from the church, numerous people have been and are currently receiving pastoral care in the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
The commemorative service will be organized by the General Superintendent Ulrike Trautwein and the pastor of the Memorial Church, Kathrin Oxen.
During the prayer, all people should be given the opportunity to express their grief and to think together of those affected and their relatives.
Access to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is only possible via Budapester Straße.
Police set up hotline for relatives
In the afternoon, the police set up a telephone hotline for relatives. “Our personal information center for relatives can be reached at 030 – 84854460,” the police tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.
Berlin’s Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) also referred to the number: “It is particularly important to us that the relatives do not find out about it from any, yes, other channels – Twitter and uploaded pictures or something else – but that we provide the information.”
That is why cooperation with the Hessian police is also important. Berlin’s police chief Barbara Slowik also called the number – that’s where you get information. To support the investigation, she also called for information to be provided to the police via a portal, such as video and image material. (Tsp,dpa)