Truck runs over pedestrians killing 2

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Police in Canada are investigating if the driver of a truck that rammed pedestrians in a northern town killing two men and injuring nine others on Monday was a terrorism act.

Quebec police spokesperson Sergeant Helene St.-Pierre told Agence France-Presse that a 38-year-old local man has been arrested and investigators are looking into whether he ran people over on purpose in the town of Amqui, about 650 kilometers north of Montreal.

Accident reconstruction experts are working to establish the circumstances of the crash, she said.

“Everything indicates that this is an isolated event,” she said. “There is no more danger in the area and only one suspect.”

The incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on Amqui’s main street. The town in the picturesque Gaspe peninsula has a population of roughly 6,000.

The two deceased men are in their 60s and 70s. Two of the injured are also in serious condition, police said.

Some of them were transported to a hospital in Quebec City.

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