Bus crashes into children’s day care in Canada, two kids dead, six hurt

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Police in Laval, Quebec, say two children are dead and six children have been hospitalized after a city bus crashed into a day care north of Montreal on Wednesday.

A 51-year-old employee of the bus service has been arrested and charged with careless driving and homicide, said Erika Landry, a Laval police spokesperson.

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“As of now, we don’t know the motive of the crime,” she said.

Police set up a large perimeter around the day care in Laval, Quebec, as distraught parents arrived to check on their children.

“It’s a terrible tragedy,” Quebec Public Security Minister François Bonnardel said from Quebec City.

Aerial news footage from the scene shows the Societe de transport de Laval bus crashed into the front of the day care center. The building is located at the end of a driveway, and the bus driver would have had to leave the road to hit it.

Laval police said they received a 911 call about 8:30 a.m., but gave no other details.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his office was “following the situation closely.”

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