Photos from Quebec daycare bus crash: 'It's a terrible tragedy'
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Two children have died and six have been injured after a city bus crashed into a daycare centre in Laval Quebec on Wednesday morning.
A 51-year-old man who was employed by the Société de transport de Laval (STL), was arrested in connection with the incident. He is facing charges of homicide and dangerous driving.
Police spokesperson Erika Landry said the motive is yet unknown and they do not know if the man has any connection to the daycare.
The six injured children have been admitted to various hospitals in Montreal and Laval, Landry said.
“We don’t fear for their lives at the moment,” she said.
“It’s terrible – it’s a terrible tragedy,” Quebec City Public Security Minister François Bonnardel said.
Ginette Lamoureux and her husband live near the daycare and ran out to help after hearing a loud crash. While her husband helped bystanders subdue the driver, Lamoureux entered the daycare to help.
There was debris everywhere and the roof had partially collapsed, she said.
“Children were screaming and crying," said Lamoureux. "It was awful. It’s horrible.”
The STL said it was devastated by the "tragedy in Laval."
"Our hearts go out to the families and employees affected by this tragedy," the STL said in a statement. "The Service de police de la Ville de Laval is currently conducting an investigation in which we are actively collaborating."
With files from CBC, Global News and Montreal Gazette