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'Heroic' Polish driver's family to receive aid: PM

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Victoria Bieniek 24.12.2016 11:00
The family of Łukasz Urban, the Polish driver who died when his truck was used in a terrorist attack in Berlin on Monday, will receive special aid, Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydło has said.
Candles, flowers and condolence notes placed in remembrance of victims of the terrorist attack in Berlin, Germany. Photo: EPA/Michael Kappeler.

“I have made the decision to allow a special pension for the wife and son of the late Łukasz Urban,” Szydło said, adding that “the family of the heroic driver will get it after Christmas”.

On Monday, a Tunisian man drove Urban's truck into a crowd at a Christmas fair in Berlin, killing 12 and injuring 50.

The suspect was on Friday shot dead in Milan in a shootout with police.

Urban's attempt to avoid the inevitable massacre by grabbing the steering wheel while he lay stabbed in the passenger seat, has attracted international attention for his brave deeds. (vb)

Source: PAP, IAR

tags: Berlin, terrorism
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