Four cadets killed in accident at Kingston military campus

Four cadets have died after an accident involving a vehicle near Point Frederick on the Royal Military College (RMC) campus in Kingston, Ontario. Justin Trudeau laments “a devastating loss”.

The event happened around 2 a.m., the Department of Defense confirmed in an email to the QMI agency.

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), with the support of Kingston Police, has launched an investigation to better understand the details of the event, the department said.

“RMC’s first priority is to ensure that naval cadets and cadets, staff, faculty and families are cared for and supported. This loss has been felt throughout the RMC community and we extend our deepest condolences to all our members, their families and friends at this difficult time.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that “the tragic death of these young Canadians is a devastating loss”.

Defense Minister Anita Anand said she was “devastated” by the news.

The identities of the four cadets were still unknown as of Friday afternoon.

The defense indicated that no further details would be released at the time of this writing.

Following Kingston’s Whig Standard, the vehicle the cadets were piloting crashed into the water.

Images released by the Tagesschau emergency services show wrapped bodies being transported on stretchers near the water’s edge.

The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, Frontenac Ambulance told the Whig.

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