Two folks had been killed and 9 injured after being struck by a van on Monday within the Canadian city of Amqui, Quebec, provincial police mentioned.
Police spokeswoman Hélène St-Pierre mentioned the circumstances of the collision had been nonetheless being investigated and the driving force of the van, a 38-year-old man, was below arrest.
Police had been referred to as round 3 p.m. native time about stories of a collision between a van and pedestrians strolling alongside a highway in Amqui, positioned about 650 kilometers (400 miles) north-east of Montreal.
A person in his 70s and one other man in his 60s had been killed, St-Pierre mentioned.
Two of the victims had been in a critical situation.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned on Twitter that his coronary heart was with the folks of Amqui.
“As we study extra in regards to the tragic occasions which have taken place, I’m holding everybody affected in my ideas,” he mentioned.
The incident comes a month after a bus driver was charged with homicide after ramming his car right into a daycare heart in a Montreal suburb, killing two youngsters.
Canadian Minister of Public Security Marco Mendicino tweeted that he was “shocked and saddened” by the occasions and referred to as the incident a “horrific act of violence”.