LANA FROM MOSTAR WITNESS OF THE ATTACK IN BERLIN: "People lying on the ground, not moving, blood! The truck was going 80 km/h, I can't see my mom!" (VIDEO)
- I went to call for ambulance and my fiance arrives, drags us to the side and says that ambulance is on the way, that we have to run, we don't know if anything else is coming - said Lana
Christmas Market tragedy in Berlin, where black truck with Polish licence plates killed at least 12 people and injured at least 50, was witnessed by Lana Sahovic from Mostar. She was in the market with her parents and fiance, and she told Ibrahim Sofic from Al Jazeera how she lived through the terrible event which is investigated by German police as a possible terrorist attack.
- We stood on a stand, because dad and fiance wanted to order something. My mother was with me. I insisted that my dad and I walk away, to get him something else to eat, but he wanted to eat the same as my fiance - said the girl from Mostar who has been living in Berlin for the past five years, writes Al Jazeera Balkans.
The parents, who lived through war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, came to visit these days. Of course, no one expected the horror that took place on Christmas market.
- In one moment i hear a loud sound, i turn around... I see a huge truck, people on the ground, i can't see my mom... Everybody is on the ground... Injured, blood somewhere... I scream, i am searching for mom and i turn to father and i see him getting up from the ground... At that moment my mom gets up. Dad was pulled down by some of the people. She was bent by the force of the truck (he went 20 cm next to her). When i saw that they were OK, mom and i ran towards the girl in front of us... She was lying on the floor, not moving. I ask if she was alright, she said that she is not, and her head falls down - said Lana Sehovic.
Her father wanted to lift the misfortune girl but Lana did not let him because she was afraid that the girl might be heavily injured.
- I went to call for ambulance and my fiance arrives, drags us to the side and says that ambulance is on the way, that we have to run, we don't know if anything else is coming. We could not take the public transport home, we just got in a taxi - said Lana.
She said that the pictures of horror are still flashing before her eyes.
- People lying on the ground, not moving, blood... Truck was going 80 km/h and it took all the people who were there... I am still shaking inside and i can't get rid of those pictures, i can't get rid of the feeling i almost lost my family. Mom and dad survived the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, they come to visit me and then this happens - said Lana.
She said that she did not even imagine something like this happening in Berlin.
- The last year was tricky and the subject was much more present. I felt the tension in the air. This year people just enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere, they finally relaxed a bit - said Lana.
That feeling is now over in her opinion.
- We will look over our shoulders in the subway and think about who is standing next to us, is he a terrorist or no. We will look over our shoulders and we will certainly not enjoy the holidays. Berlin is known for lots of fireworks and firecrackers for New Year. This year, it will have entirely different meaning... I think people will be more sensitive to loud noises, shooting and similar. Berlin is like that. Every spot in Berlin is equally endangered and is crawling with people. It is a city that never sleeps. I just hope it won't start sleeping now - finished Lana, reports Al Jazeera Balkans.
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