The Daily Telegraph

Ten dead and 15 wounded after stabbing rampage in Canada

- By Our Foreign Staff

TEN people have been killed and 15 injured after a series of stabbings in the Canadian province of Saskatchew­an.

Police said they are looking for two male suspects after the attacks took place in multiple locations on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the village of Weldon, north-east of Saskatoon.

Rhonda Blackmore, the assistant commission­er of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Saskatchew­an, said some of the victims appear to have been targeted by the suspects but others appear to have been attacked at random. She could not provide a motive.

“It is horrific what has occurred in our province,” Ms Blackmore said.

She said there were 13 crime scenes where either deceased or injured people were found.

The search for suspects was carried out as fans descended in Regina for a sold-out Canadian Football fixture between Saskatchew­an Roughrider­s and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Regina Police Service said in a news release that, with the help of Mounties, it was working to locate and arrest the suspects and had deployed additional resources for public safety throughout the city, including the football game at Mosaic Stadium.

The alert first issued by RCMP in Melfort at about 7am was extended hours later, to cover Manitoba and Alberta.

Damien Sanderson, 31, was described as 5ft 7in and Myles Sanderson, 30, as 6ft 1in.

Both have black hair and brown eyes and may be driving a black Nissan Rogue.

The Saskatchew­an Health Authority said patients were being treated at several sites.

“A call for additional staff was issued to respond to the influx of casualties,” health authority spokeswoma­n Anne Linemann said in an email.

Mark Oddan, a spokesman with Stars Air Ambulance, said two helicopter­s were dispatched from Saskatoon, Saskatchew­an, and another from Regina.

He said two carried patients to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, while the third carried another to Royal University from a hospital in Melfort, a short distance south-east of Weldon. Mr Oddan said, due to privacy laws, he could not disclose informatio­n about their ages, genders or conditions.

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