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‘Oh my God, it was awful’: Ten dead, 15 injured after van mows down Toronto pedestrians

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Update: Ten people are dead and 15 injured after a white van slammed into pedestrians in Canada.

The incident occurred in Toronto while many workers were out for their lunch break.

People have described the tragic scenes as the van jumped the curb and mowed people down.

The man was apprehended at the scene (video below).

He was not know to police.

Phil Zullo was on the street where the attack occurred and told Neil Mitchell it was an horrific scene.

He said pedestrians flocked to help paramedics tend to the injured.

“There were chest compressions going on everywhere,”

“There was another body, and another body.

“Oh my God, it was awful.”

Click PLAY to hear Phil Zullo tell Neil Mitchell his story

Cabinet ministers from the G7 countries are gathered in Toronto to discuss a range of international issues in the lead-up to the G7 meeting near Quebec City in June.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is seeking a briefing from authorities on what has happened.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible incident at Yonge and Finch in Toronto,” he tweeted a short time ago.

“Thank you to the first responders working at the scene – we’re monitoring the situation closely.”

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