According to eyewitnesses, a white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, April 23, 2018, CTV reported.
“We can confirm for you tonight right now we have 9 people that are dead, and 16 that are injured”.
“Our thoughts are with all those affected by the bad incident at Yonge and Finch in Toronto”.
Ten people were killed and another 15 people were injured when a white van authorities say was driven by Alek Minassian rammed into pedestrians in Toronto, Canada.
The extent of the injuries is unknown, but the CBC is reporting eight to 10 people injured, but police said they need to reassess that number.
A video from one witness purported to show the driver standing outside the van and repeatedly pointing an object at police, ignoring shouted orders to get down.
A suspect in the Toronto incident has yet to be named but once again, the public has been urged to follow the Toronto Police Department on Twitter for the most up to date news. One video showed the police apprehending the suspect, who surrendered with his hands above his head.
He added officials will learn more in the coming hours. Alex Minassian, 25, allegedly struck pedestrians with what appears to be a rental van.
Firemen cover a victim of an incident where a van struck multiple people at a major intersection in Toronto’s northern suburbs, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Top politicians including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Mayor Tory have taken to social media to express their condolences for the victims and their families.
Toronto Police Services Deputy Chief Peter Yuen released no details about the investigation as he announced the number of casualties.
Toronto police confirmed the death count during an update just before 5 p.m.
Toronto Transit Commissionsaid transportation services were suspended in the area as police investigate the incident. He said the vehicle was “completely demolished”.
“I must have seen about five, six people being resuscitated by bystanders and by ambulance drivers”, Zullo said. “It looked like he was going straight, halfway through the sidewalk”, Luelo said. “Thank you to the courageous EMS and first responders who are working tirelessly to help”.
In the aftermath, people who would usually be running errands or heading back to surrounding office towers and condominiums reacted with shock at what happened, sharing what they had seen or heard, even though reasons behind the incident remain unclear. My goal in life is to one day write a Batman screenplay.
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