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Ten People killed as van ploughs into a crowd in downtown Toronto; Driver arrested

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In Canada, at least ten people were killed and 15 others injured when a driver rammed his rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in downtown Toronto, police said.

Deputy Police Chief Peter Yuen told reporters that they have taken the driver into custody and it is going to be a complex investigation.The suspect has been named by police as 25-year old Alek Minassian.

Police have not revealed any possible motive of the accused.

It was not immediately clear if the incident was a deliberate act by the driver or a traffic mishap in a mixed commercial and residential area.

The United States and Europe have seen a string of deadly attacks in which vehicles were used to mow down pedestrians.


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