Two children were killed and six were injured when a city bus crashed into a day care center in a Montreal suburb Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The driver of the bus, whom police said is a city transport employee, was arrested. Prosecutors said 51-year-old Pierre Ny St-Amand now faces two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and several counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
CNN was not immediately able to identify an attorney for St-Amand.
Police in Laval, where the crash happened, said they haven’t determined a motive and the investigation is ongoing.
“We have six kids that have been transported into different hospitals in Montreal and Laval, but unfortunately we have two other kids that died as a result of the accident,” Erika Landry, a spokesperson for the police in Laval, said earlier.
Hospital officials in Montreal and Laval said the injuries to the six children are not life-threatening.