Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

"Shortly after police cordoned the area", said BBC producer Abdirahim Saeed, who was tweeting from the scene.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Twitter: "I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park".

"There are a number of causalities being worked at the scene", investigators said in a news release.

London Ambulance Service confirmed they had sent ambulances - as well as an air ambulance - to get people to hospital.

A man is believed to have deliberately driven a white van at a group of muslims leaving Ramadan prayers. The Metropolitan Police Service's counter-terrorism command is leading the investigation, according to the BBC. Its terror alert has been set at "severe" meaning an attack is highly likely. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency medical treatment to at least one of the injured.

Video taken in the immediate aftermath of the incident and posted on social media showed people screaming as bystanders performed chest compressions on one of the injured.

Police have also denied rumors that a knife was involved.

Finsbury Park is a diverse London suburb situated a few kilometres north of the city centre.

The Latest on a London crash in which a vehicle struck pedestrians (all times local): 2:30 a.m.

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The Palestinians, for their part, want these areas - along with the Gaza Strip - for a future Palestinian state. For Israelis, the war meant the culmination of the Jewish people's 2,000-year quest to return to Jerusalem .

The incident comes at a time of political turmoil in Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May plunges into divorce talks with the European Union weakened by the loss of her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Officers are on scene with other emergency services".

Witnesses at the scene said an elderly man who had collapsed at a bus stop was being tended to when the vehicle struck pedestrians.

BREAKING: We have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque. It said its prayers are with the victims.

The mosque's chairman told the newspaper that the accident outside the building was clearly a deliberate attempt to hurt people.

The incident occurred on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park, a neighborhood where many immigrants live.

Helicopters buzzed overhead, and ambulances and police cars raced to the scene.

He also thanked Imam Mohammed Mahmoud "whose bravery and courage helped calm the immediate situation after the incident and prevented further injuries and potential loss of life".

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