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‘It was awful. Brutal’: Photos from the scene in Toronto

Toronto police officers talked to a woman after a van mounted a sidewalk, crashing into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto on Monday.
Toronto police officers talked to a woman after a van mounted a sidewalk, crashing into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto on Monday.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nine people were killed and 16 were injured after a van apparently jumped onto a sidewalk Monday in Toronto and struck a crowd of pedestrians. The driver has been taken into custody.

One witness reportedly said he saw people ‘‘strewn all over the road’’: ‘‘It was awful. Brutal.’’

The following are photos from the scene.

Officials put an injured person into the back of an ambulance.
Officials put an injured person into the back of an ambulance.(Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)
Shoes laid on the street as first responders secured the area.
Shoes laid on the street as first responders secured the area.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
A covered body could be seen on Yonge Street in northern Toronto.
A covered body could be seen on Yonge Street in northern Toronto.(WARREN TODA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Police officers stood near a covered body.
Police officers stood near a covered body.(LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A rented van sat on a sidewalk about a mile from where several pedestrians were injured in northern Toronto.
A rented van sat on a sidewalk about a mile from where several pedestrians were injured in northern Toronto.(WARREN TODA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Police inspected the van.
Police inspected the van.(Cole Burston/Getty Images)
Police officers stood by a body covered on the sidewalk.
Police officers stood by a body covered on the sidewalk.(Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)
A police officer took pictures of the scene as emergency services closed Yonge Street.
A police officer took pictures of the scene as emergency services closed Yonge Street.(Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)
Police officers stood near the scene.
Police officers stood near the scene. (Lars HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
An unidentified body was seen near the scene.
An unidentified body was seen near the scene. (Lars HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman appeared visibly distraught as she spoke to police officers.
A woman appeared visibly distraught as she spoke to police officers.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
A forensic police officer wiped his face while he looked for evidence.
A forensic police officer wiped his face while he looked for evidence.(Lars HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A tarp covered an unidentified body on Yonge St. at Finch Ave.
A tarp covered an unidentified body on Yonge St. at Finch Ave. (Cole Burston/Getty Images)
A Toronto police officer stood guard at the police line.
A Toronto police officer stood guard at the police line.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Emergency services closed Yonge Street in Toronto after a van mounted the sidewalk, crashing into a crowd of pedestrians.
Emergency services closed Yonge Street in Toronto after a van mounted the sidewalk, crashing into a crowd of pedestrians.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
A police officer stood near a covered body near a store.
A police officer stood near a covered body near a store.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)