Developing Story – Van strikes number of pedestrians in Toronto – UPDATED

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Update: According to CBC News, the number of death people is nine and 16 others are injured after a white van struck a number of pedestrians Monday in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area of North York in Toronto.


Canadian police has arrested the driver of a van which struck a number of pedestrians in Toronto Canada. The subway service was suspended in the of the accident.

Stephen Powell, district chief for Toronto Fire, confirmed that there have been multiple casualties. A large presence of Toronto fire, police and EMS personnel went on the scene of the accident, Powell said.

Few minutes ago, Canadian Prime Minister tweeted “Our thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible incident at Yonge and Finch in Toronto. Thank you to the first responders working at the scene – we’re monitoring the situation closely. Toronto police said the incident happened around 1 p.m. on Monday in the area of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue.

Mayor John Tory tweeted that he has spoken with Chief Mark Saunders and other city officials and is on his way to the scene. “There has been a very tragic incident at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue. My thoughts are with those affected by this incident and the frontline responders who are working to help those injured.”

The police were not able to say whether it was a deliberate act or an accident. cropped-facebook-profile.png

Source : Global News, CNN, Le Monde, CBC

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