(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Two children were dead and six others were seriously injured
after a city bus crashed into a daycare center Wednesday morning in
Laval, north of Montreal, Canada, local media reported, trend reports citing
According to Urgences-santé, 12 people needed medical care,
eight others were transported to area hospitals.
The incident took place at the Garderie éducative Sainte-Rose on
Dufferin Terrace in Laval's Sainte-Rose district shortly after 8:30
a.m. local time, and the bus was from the Société de transport de
Laval (STL), the reports said.
According to the reports, the driver of the bus, a 51-year-old
man who was employed by the STL, was arrested and charged with
homicide and dangerous driving.
Hamdi Ben Chaabane, who lives in the neighbourhood and witnessed
the crash, was quoted as saying that the bus was travelling 30 or
40 kilometres per hour when it struck the daycare.
Stéphane Boyer, the mayor of Laval, said the driver had been
employed by the STL for 10 years or so but didn't have any prior
incidents on his record.
The daycare center usually accommodates between 80 and 85
children, the reports said.
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