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Van crashes into London crowd causing numerous casualties, police say

Posted by on Jun. 18, 2017 at 9:53 PM
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Van crashes into London crowd causing numerous casualties, police say

Jack Taylor/Getty Images A van careened into a crowd Saturday night in London. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

A van crashed into a crowd of pedestrians killing a number of them, Metropolitan Police said. 

The vehicle careened into people around 12:20 a.m. Monday near Finsbury Park. Officials did not say how many victims there are.

“There are a number of casualities being worked at the scene,” investigators said in a news release.

One person has been arrested, investigators said.

The victims appear to be people leaving worship at a mosque.

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AnotherKim
by Silver Member on Jun. 18, 2017 at 9:59 PM
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Jesus! This world is so violent!

UnoDuoTres
by Gold Member on Jun. 18, 2017 at 10:25 PM

Finsbury Park Mosque: 'Several hurt' as van hits pedestrians

Police near Finsbury ParkImage copyright Reuters

Several people have been injured after a van struck a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque in what police have called a "major incident".

One person was arrested following the collision near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road.

Officers were called at 00.20 BST and remain at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said a van "intentionally" ran over worshippers.

Many of the victims are believed to have just left evening prayers after breaking the Ramadan fast.

London Ambulance Service said it had sent "a number of resources" to the scene.

Video posted online of the aftermath showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured.

One man could been seen giving CPR to a victim in the street while another man's head injury was treated with a makeshift dressing.

Police cordon near Finsbury ParkImage copyright Reuters

One eyewitness who lives in a flat on Seven Sisters Road told the BBC she saw people "shouting and screaming".

"Everyone was shouting 'a van's hit people'.

"There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park Mosque that seems to have hit people who were coming out of the mosque after prayers finished."

She said the road was "backed up" with police cars, ambulance and fire engines.

'Horrible to watch'

London Ambulance Service deputy director of operations Kevin Bate said: "We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advance paramedics and specialist responses teams to the scene.

"An advance trauma team from London's Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by car.

"We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene.

"Our priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries and ensure those in the most need are treated first and taken to hospital."

Witness Cynthia Vanzella said on Twitter: "Horrible to watch police officers doing cardiac massage at people on the floor, desperately trying to save them. I just hope they did."

The MCB said its "prayers are with the victims."

UnoDuoTres
by Gold Member on Jun. 18, 2017 at 10:26 PM

So far, no word on the identity of the driver, but it does appear to have been a terrorist attack.

motherslove82
by Gold Member on Jun. 18, 2017 at 10:28 PM

That's terrible. 

billsfan1104
by Ruby Member on Jun. 18, 2017 at 10:30 PM
This is sad. I think I heard before I got out of the car that they have someone arrested. God, I hope so.
This is getting out of hand.
The people of London have been through so so much the last few months.
viv74
by Member on Jun. 18, 2017 at 10:43 PM
I read one was arrested and two took off.

Quoting billsfan1104: This is sad. I think I heard before I got out of the car that they have someone arrested. God, I hope so.
This is getting out of hand.
The people of London have been through so so much the last few months.
SeanandNoahsmom
by Dawn on Jun. 18, 2017 at 10:52 PM
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That is tragic; England has been so hard hit with sadness in the past month, mostly terror attacks!
UnoDuoTres
by Gold Member on Jun. 18, 2017 at 11:24 PM

This is pretty much confirmed as a terrorist attack now. One suspect in custody, two known to have evaded police for now. The hunt is ongoing.

VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Jun. 19, 2017 at 12:14 AM

White vans are so fucking dangerous.

MissAndree
by Ronita on Jun. 19, 2017 at 1:28 AM
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These poor people, just coming out of Mosque. Such a tragedy.
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