At least 10 dead, 15 injured | NHK

At least 10 people have been killed and 15 injured in a series of knife attacks in central Canada. The two suspects fled by car and the police are investigating their fate.

According to police in Saskatchewan, central Canada, at around 6 a.m. on the 4th, there was a report that a resident was stabbed with a knife-shaped object, and after that, for several hours, people in the vicinity were also stabbed. with a knife-shaped object. There was a succession of reports.

According to a police investigation, 13 residents were stabbed, and so far at least 10 people have died and 15 people have been injured and taken to hospital.

Police have identified two men, aged 31 and 30, as suspects, released a photo of their faces and are investigating the fate of the two suspects who drove off the scene.

The site of the incident was more than 300 kilometers north of Regina, Saskatchewan’s capital, and according to local media, the first report was in an area where Indigenous people live.

Police told a news conference that some of the victims were targeted and stabbed by the suspect, and others were attacked indiscriminately, and are also investigating the motive for the incident.

However, with the two suspects still at large, police are calling on residents of Saskatchewan and neighboring states to stay away and to be vigilant.

Residents who have come into contact with a suspicious male believed to be a suspect

Canadian public broadcaster CBC reports interviews with several residents who came into contact with the alleged suspect.

The woman, who said she was approached by a man, said: “A man wearing a mask came up and asked me to take him to the hospital because he had been stabbed in the mouth and hurt. When I asked him to show me his wounds, the man replied. He said, ‘No, it’s a very serious injury,'” he testified.

Another woman said: “When I woke up in the morning and was drinking coffee, a car drove past my house. I entered the house to call someone, then he drove off somewhere. I got suspicious and called the police.”

Interview with Canadian police says some people were attacked indiscriminately

Police officials held a press conference and said some of the victims were targeted by the suspects, but others were attacked indiscriminately.

The two men left the scene in a car and are still at large, and are believed to be carrying the murder weapon.

The police are calling on residents not to go out and asking them to report immediately.

What is Saskatchewan?

Saskatchewan, located in central Canada, borders Alberta to the west and Montana to the south, with a total area of ​​651,900 square kilometers and a population of approximately 1.2 million.

According to the Consulate General of Japan in Calgary, Alberta, Saskatchewan has a thriving agricultural and mining industry and has approximately 500 Japanese residents.

In addition, at least 110,000 people, or around 10% of the population, are believed to be indigenous, and according to Reuters, one of the towns believed to be the scene of the incident is known to have an indigenous community.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: ‘I’m terrified and heartbroken’

In response to the incident, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on social media: “I am horrified and heartbroken by what happened today. Thinking of those who have lost loved ones and those who were injured.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs alerts Japanese residents, etc.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is collecting information through the Consulate General in Calgary, etc., and so far no Japanese casualties have been confirmed.

In addition, in response to this incident, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent an e-mail to Japanese people staying in the area warning them not to approach suspicious people and not to let people making hitchhiking in their car, and getting relevant information through the press.

Past Fatal Incidents in Canada

In April, at least 19 people died in Nova Scotia, Canada, when a man fired guns at several locations while driving.

Five years ago a gunman opened fire at a mosque in eastern Quebec, killing six people, and eight years ago two homes in western Alberta. A total of eight people, including children, were shot dead. The Incident.

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