Derek Gee The Buffalo News via Associated Press Vehicle explodes in area of Rainbow Bridge
US media reported that two people died on Wednesday following a car explosion at a US-Canada border bridge near Niagara Falls.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau maintained that the situation was “obviously very serious.” “A vehicle exploded at the Rainbow Bridge” which connects the two countries by the Niagara River, he added.
His office said it was in contact with the American authorities. “The Minister of Public Safety, the RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] and the CBSA [Canada Border Services Agency] are fully engaged and providing all necessary support”
In a statement, the FBI office in Buffalo said it was investigating the event. “The FBI is coordinating with its local, state and federal partners in this investigation. The situation being very fluid, that's all we can say for now,” he said.
Photos and videos taken by press outlets and published on social media showed a security booth engulfed in flames.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul said she had been informed of the incident and was “monitoring the situation closely “I am traveling to Buffalo to meet with law enforcement and emergency responders and will keep the people of New York informed as new information becomes available,” she said. stated on the social network The others are Lewiston, Whirlpool and Peace Bridge. The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission reports that all four crossings are closed.
More details will follow.
With Agence France- Press and the Associated Press