Canada: Two dead and nine injured after a truck drove into a crowd in Quebec
Two men were killed and seriously injured after a truck drove into a crowd in Canada.
Police were called to the northern Quebec city of Amqui at 3 p.m. local time on Monday.
The driver of the vehicle, a 38-year-old local man, was arrested after he turned himself in to police.
Sergeant Helene St-Pierre confirmed that the two people killed were men, one in his 60s and the other in his 70s.
Among the injured, two suffered serious injuries and the seven others were being examined.
Ms St-Pierre said investigators and accident reconstruction experts were working to determine the circumstances of the crash.
“Everything indicates that this was an isolated case and that there is no longer any danger in the area and there is only one suspect,” she said.
The incident happened on St-Benoit Boulevard in Amqui, a town about 220 miles northeast of Quebec City.
Images show a large police presence at the scene, which has been cordoned off with police tape. A stroller can also be seen toppled on its side.
The regional health authority confirmed that a ‘Code Orange’ has been declared at Amqui Hospital, generally indicating a situation with a high number of casualties.
Meanwhile, an anonymous senior government official familiar with the matter said the incident had nothing to do with terrorism or national security.
The authorities have not yet given a motive. It comes just a month after a man driving a city bus intentionally drove into a day care center in Laval, killing two children.
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