Polish owner of Berlin lorry says driver 'missing'

Polish police confirmed today that the truck was stolen from a construction site before the Nice-style massacre and a man found dead in the Polish-registered truck was from Poland.

Polish owner of Berlin lorry says driver 'missing'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Polish owner of the lorry that ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market on Monday, killing at least nine people in what police said was a possible terror attack, confirmed his driver was missing.

"We haven't heard from him since this afternoon. We don't know what happened to him. He's my cousin, I've known him since I was a kid. I can vouch for him," transport company owner Ariel Zurawski told AFP.

The company's transport manager, Lukasz Wasik, said the driver is 37 years old and had been transporting Thyssen steel products from Italy to Berlin. 

"The company where he was supposed to unload the products in Berlin was not able to receive them and told him to return on Tuesday morning. They told him to wait in Berlin somewhere," Wasik told AFP. 

"We lost contact with him around 3:00 pm local time (1400 GMT). We don't know what happened -- whether he was taken hostage, killed. We know nothing. We're very worried about him."

"What a tragedy," he added. 


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