Germany names point man for victims of Berlin truck attack

The Justice Ministry said Wednesday that Kurt Beck, will become the main contact for victims and survivors, to help ``open doors and establish contact'' with officials.

By: AP | Berlin | Published: March 8, 2017 6:13 pm
Germany news, Latest news, International mews, World news, Berlin truck attack point man, Point or victims of Berlin truck attack, Berlin news, latest news Kurt Beck from the German Social Democrats, SPD, speaks during a congress in Berlin, Germany. (Source: AP)

The German government says it’s putting a former state governor in charge of liaising with victims and survivors of the December extremist attack in Berlin. The move follows criticism of the authorities’ treatment of the families of those killed in the attack on a busy Christmas market Dec 19.

Watch What Else is Making News

The Justice Ministry said Wednesday that Kurt Beck, the former governor of Rhineland-Palatinate state, will become the main contact for victims and survivors, to help “open doors and establish contact” with officials.

Berlin’s mayor, Michael Mueller, was criticized for taking two months to send condolences to the relatives of 12 people seven Germans and five foreigners killed. His spokeswoman said the delay was caused by difficulties finding their addresses.

It remains unclear what compensation survivors will get.

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results