Explosive device caused Berlin car blast, killing one

German police report car blast in Berlin believed to have been caused by explosive device, killing driver

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Police inspect the scene of a damaged Volkswagen car in the Bismarckstrasse in Berlin, Germany on March 15, 2016.

German police reported that they suspect an explosive device caused a car to explode and kill the driver on a road in central Berlin on Tuesday morning.

A German police spokesman said that one man, the driver, had been killed in the explosion adding that there was “no evidence of terrorist background” in the explosion.

Berlin police sealed off the area.

Bomb experts were on the scene investigating whether there were any further explosives and officers told residents in the area to stay indoors and keep their windows shut.

The explosion took place on a wide street in the Charlottenburg western district of Berlin and the car, a Volkswagen Passat, was heading towards the city centre.

No further details are available.

TRTWorld, Reuters