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CANADA: Driver ploughs into crowd, kills 10, injures 15



CANADA: Driver ploughs into crowd, kills 10, injures 15

Tragedy struck at a busy sidewalk in Toronto, Canada when a driver deliberately ploughed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd.

According to the police, the driver intentionally killed 10 people and injured 15 others along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians.

Reacting to the attack, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders identified the suspect as Alek Minassian, 25.

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Saunders said the motive of the suspect who was quickly arrested by security operatives was not yet known.

“The actions definitely looked deliberate,” Saunders told a late-night news conference close to the site of the incident in the northern section of Canada’s biggest city, noting the van had been driven along sidewalks.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the brutal incident regarded as one of the most violent in recent history of the country as “tragic and senseless attack”.


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