London Mosque attack: 2 feared dead, PM May shocked over the incident
London, June 19 : Two Muslim worshippers are feared dead after a van rammed people near a mosque in north London, early Monday morning as they were leaving the mosque after prayers.
Several people have also been injured in the major hate incident after a van rammed into pedestrians, in what British police described as a "major incident."PM Theresa May has shown her utter shock and disgust over the incident, she has described it as a "terrible incident", adding: "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene."
According to Eyewitness accounts, six people were on the ground after the van ploughed into worshippers who had been attending evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House. London Ambulance Service said they had sent "a number of resources" to the incident.
The Muslim Council of Britain said the vehicle had hit people as they were leaving Finsbury Park mosque. An eyewitness told how he jumped out the way of the van as it struck. He said: "He just came into all of us. There was a lot of people. We got told to move straight away."I was shocked, shocked, shocked. There were bodies around me.
"Thank God I just moved to the side. I just jumped. Everyone is hurt. Everyone is actually hurt."
Meanwhile, the Police have arrested one person and ambulances are on the scene.London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement that “there are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene” of the apparent attack, which took place at Seven Sisters Road.
A witness of the attack told Ruptly’s producer Jon Scammell that many of the people were “crushed … while they were having their coffee.” It coincided with the time of the night when Muslims are breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Oslo Times International News Network