Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

Carla Harmon
June 19, 2017

London mosque van collision LIVE updates: Two persons were feared dead after a van rammed people near a mosque in north London.

Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Monday.

Police say one person has been arrested and there are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene. "A Number of patients were also treated at the scene for minor injuries". A man, believed to be the driver of the vehicle, has been arrested, they said.

The Muslim Council tweeted that worshippers had been struck and said its prayers were with the victims.

The Finsbury Park mosque was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States but was shut down and reorganized.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency heart massage to at least one of the injured. British Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her grief and said her thoughts were with all those injured in the incident. "Given we are approaching the end of the month of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid with many Muslims going to local mosques, we expect the authorities to increase security outside mosques as a matter of urgency", the MCB said in a statement.

The incident followed a series of attacks in Britain.

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