'Several' Pedestrians Struck by Van in Toronto

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by Rozina Sabur, The Telegraph, April 23, 2018

A van driver has run over around ten people in Toronto, Canada before attempting to drive off, police said.

Toronto police say the driver is now in custody.

Four people are feared dead after video footage from the scene showed what appears to be four bodies on the ground.

Van used in alleged toronto terror incident pic.twitter.com/H85APoDgRL

— Mike Drolet (@MDroletGlobalTV) April 23, 2018

Police said the incident happened in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area of the city, where around eight to ten people were struck by a white van.

The van may have mounted the curb and hit the pedestrians on the sidewalk, police added.

Officials said it was too early to know exactly how many people have been injured or what the extent of their injuries are, officers said.

G7 ministers, including the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, are currently wrapping up a two-day meeting in the city.

 The pedestrians were struck in the northern part of the city, about 18 miles from the city centre, where the G7 foreign ministers were meeting on Monday.

UPDATE 1:27 pm, police were called to Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East, for a collision.
A Media Sgt from traffic services is on their way to the scene.
Too early to confirm the number of pedestrians struck or their injuries. More to come.^gl

— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) April 23, 2018

 

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