lundi 19 juin 2017

Vehicle strikes pedestrians near mosque in London

Un fourgon a fauché un groupe de fidèles alors qu'ils quittaient une mosquée à Londres, tuant une personne et blessant plusieurs autres juste après minuit.


Reuters

A van plowed into a group of Muslim worshippers as they were leaving a mosque in London, killing one person and injuring several others just after midnight, cops said.

British police arrested a 48-year-old man after the collision, who was believed to be the driver.

There were initially reports of several casualties, with footage showing at least six people lying on the ground motionless.

Metropolitan Police later confirmed that one man was pronounced dead at the scene and 10 were injured, though it was unclear what condition they were in.

The incident was said to have occurred on Seven Sisters Road outside the Finsbury Park Mosque, according to the Telegraph.

It comes just weeks after the London bridge terrorist attack, in which three ISIS extremists drove a van into a group of people before going off on a deadly stabbing spree. Eight people were killed and 50 more injured.

“We have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque. Our prayers are with the victims,” tweeted the Muslim Council of Britain.

While cops have not s...

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