Eli Ridder | Report

There were at least 10 killed and 16 injured on April 24 when a van slammed into pedestrians on Toronto’s busy Yonge St. in Canada’s largest city.

This is what is known so far:

  • Anne Marie D’Amico, the first victim identified
  • Dorothy Sewell, 80, identified as a victim by her grandson
  • Jordanian media identified Munir Abdu Habib Al-Najjar as a victim
  • Chul Min Kang was identified by his employers
  • Renuka Amarasingha was identified on Wednesday by the Toronto District School Board
  • Betty Forsth, 94, is the oldest identified victim on the attack
  • South Korean Foreign Affairs Ministry confirms 2 nationals killed
  • Police say victims range in age from the mid-20s up to 80s

Anne-Marie D’Amico

D’Amico was an employee at the United States-based investment management firm Invesco, whose president confirmed in an email to Canadian media.

She was identified early on Tuesday morning.


Dorothy Sewell

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Dorothy Sewell was an avid Blue Jays fan and a retired Sears employee.

She was identified by her grandson, Elwood Delaney.


Munir Najjar

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Munir Abdu Habib Al-Najjar and his wife were in Toronto visiting their son.

The Jordanian Canadian Society identified him as one of the victims, through a statement on Wednesday.


Chul Min Kang

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Chul Min Kang immigrated from South Korea and worked as a concept chef at Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouses.

In a statement his employers shared that Kang’s death brings the company “great sadness”, identifying him as a victim of the van attack.


Renuka Amarasingha

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Renuka Amarasingha was a member of the Toronto District School Board and a single mother of one.

Her son attended Sunday school at the Toronto Maha Vihara Buddhist Meditation Centre, who also confirmed Renuka among the victims. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for his care.


More to follow. Image of the scene from Eli Ridder/The Avro Post.

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Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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