July 03, 2006


Just as when the authorities are planning to extend the successful fanmile (German: Fanmeile) for world cup celebrations at the Brandenburger Gate, a car went through the barricades today afternoon in a mysterious mad ride. Twenty one people were injured as the small Volkswagen Polo hit them at 50 Mph speed and eleven are hospitalized (Berliner Morgenpost).

According to TV news the 33 year old driver and his 55 year old women companion are German nationals of Indian origin. Their motive is still unclear. The police did not find any explosive in the car and ruled out any terror cause.

Luckily today there was no play scheduled today otherwise the incident could turn more disastrous. It is believed that around 700,000 people gathered in the fanmile during the match between Germany and Argentina.


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