Two children killed after bus crashes into a day car centre as driver arrested

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    Two children have been killed and six left injured after a bus crashed into a day care centre in Canada.

    The crash, which happened in Laval, Montreal, at 8:30am, left several children trapped under the vehicle after it slammed into the building.

    A spokesperson for Montreal police said that the six injured children were taken to hospital and are "out of danger".


    A 51-year-old male driver was arrested on charges of homicide and dangerous driving, according to CBC.

    CBC reports that the man worked for the city's public transport system, Société de transport de Laval.

    A father told Radio Canada that he helped "subdue" the man driving the bus who rammed "deliberately into the day care", with his wife adding that the driver was "half undressed".

    Canadian publication RFI reported that the bus appeared to have smashed into a side of the building which is not located near the road but near a parking lot.

    Part of the roof collapsed on top of the front of the vehicle.

    Police have now set up a large perimeter was deployed around the partly destroyed building.

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    One parent whose child goes to the day case said that the day care's class of oldest children was hit by the bus.

    "It's a shock, a lot of parents are panicking because they can't get in, and their children are in there," she added.

    Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau has weighed in on the tragedy, saying: "We're all hoping and praying that the kids are all right, or that they pull through and get well soon.

    "[I] can't imagine what the families are going through. But obviously, if there's anything the federal government can do, [it] will be there", he added.

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