Van rammed into pedestrians in Toronto

10 people were killed and 15 were injured in Toronto, Canada after a van mounted a curb in the north part of the city on Monday.

According to a report from Sunnbrook Hospital, some of the surviving victims are in critical condition.

The police were able to track down and arrest the suspect.

The incident, that took place at the corner of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East, happened about nine miles north from the centre of Toronto.

The white van rammed into pedestrians and speeded for up about a kilometre before stopping.

The suspect is a 25-year-old male, Alek Minassian, not known by the police. Minassian, from the town of Richmond Hill, is currently being vetted in order for a motive to be established.

A witness at the scene told Global News, that the van ran over one person on the corner of Yonge and Finch, two at the next and three more on the one he was near by.

“He was definitely speeding, wasn’t swerving, just went straight through,” said Nick Sanka.

A video of a man arrested by the police, who is believed to be the suspect, appeared on the website of the Toronto Star newspaper. On the video the arrested guy is shouting: “Shoot me in the head.”

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, publicly thanked the first responders for their help and fast reaction. He also said, the authorities are monitoring the situation closely in order to ensure safety and security of all Canadians.

Kathleen Wynne, the premier of Ontario, describes the situation as “disturbing” and “frightening”. According to Wynne, the provincial, federal and Toronto city police are all working together to investigate what exactly happened.

A coincidence or not, the accident occurred the exact same day, as ministers from G7 were meeting in Toronto.

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