2 S. Koreans killed in Toronto van attack

April 24, 2018
This photo released by the Associated Press shows rescue workers transporting an injured person into an ambulance in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk and crashed into pedestrians on April 23, 2018. (Yonhap)

This photo released by the Associated Press shows rescue workers transporting an injured person into an ambulance in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk and crashed into pedestrians on April 23, 2018. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, April 24 (Yonhap) — Two South Koreans have been confirmed dead and one seriously injured in a deadly van attack in Canada, the Seoul government said Tuesday.

A government official said two were confirmed dead after being fatally injured in the van incident in Toronto on Monday.

Efforts are still under way to confirm the exact conditions of the injured Korean, he added. The three victims’ identities have not been disclosed.

The government has dispatched consular staff to local hospitals and police stations to make sure there are no more victims from the incident, the official said.

Canadian media reported that a white van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk crowded with pedestrians, killing 10 people and injuring 15. Local authorities are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.

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