Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Christmas attack: Germany 'unprepared' for aftermath of last year's attack

Germany has acknowledged it was not prepared to deal with the aftermath of last year's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead.

On the one-year anniversary of the attack, the justice minister has apologised for errors in the response.

Families have said they were not given timely information and that they were sent bills for the costs of autopsies.

Chancellor Angela Merkel met victims' relatives for the first time, after being accused of "inaction".

In an open letter before the face-to-face meeting was announced, several family members said the chancellor had failed to reach out to them.
"Almost a year after the attack, we note that you have not shared your condolences with us either in person or in writing."

BBC        News.