Mayhem as Truck runs over Pedestrians in Toronto, Canada

A number of pedestrians have been hit as a truck runs over a dozen pedestrians in Canada’s largest city Toronto.

CNBC quoted police as saying the incident occurred in the northern part of the city near Yonge and Finch streets. The van fled the scene after the incident, police added.

“Update: unknown of extent of injuries, possible 8 -10 pedestrians struck,” Toronto police wrote on Twitter.

The incident happened at 13:30 local time (17:30 GMT) on Monday, and police have asked the public to avoid the area while nearby subway services have been halted.

“Reports were that a white van mounted the curb, drove down the sidewalk at southbound Yonge, south of Finch, and struck eight to 10 people possibly, the numbers aren’t confirmed yet,” Toronto police spokesperson Gary Long told Canadian broadcaster Global News

Pictures apparently taken at the scene show police armed with rifles and paramedics treating injured people.

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