An explosion at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing between Canada and the United States causes the death of at least 2 people

Two people died Wednesday, November 22 following a vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge border bridge between Canada and the United States, two judicial sources told the Associated Press and the New York Times

An explosion at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing between Canada and the United States causes the death of at least 2 people

Two people died Wednesday, November 22 following a vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge border bridge between Canada and the United States, two judicial sources told the Associated Press and the New York Times .

The cause of the explosion, near Niagara Falls (New York State, in the northeast of the country), has not yet been determined. The FBI is investigating the explosion, the FBI's Buffalo field office said in a statement published Wednesday on X. "As the situation is very fluid, that's all we can say at this time." added.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks of “a very serious situation at Niagara Falls.” “There are still a lot of questions and we are trying to get answers as quickly as possible,” explained the head of the Canadian government to Parliament. The White House, for its part, said it had informed President Joe Biden of the explosion.

The US city of Niagara Falls announced on its Facebook page that the Rainbow Bridge is closed “until further notice. » Local media WIVB reported that the four border crossings between the two countries in western New York State were closed on Wednesday as a precaution. Traffic at Buffalo Airport, not far from Niagara Falls, has been temporarily suspended.

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said on X that her state's police are "working with the FBI terrorism unit to monitor all points of entry" into New York State. .