2 Dead in vehicle explosion at US-Canada border

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Sources say two people were killed in a vehicle explosion Wednesday afternoon at Rainbow Bridge, a U.S.-Canada border crossing near Niagara Falls, in western New York. Officials said four U.S.-Canada border crossings in the region were closed as investigators responded to the situation. Three crossings later reopened, with Rainbow Bridge remaining closed.

Multiple law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS News two people died inside the vehicle that exploded. A senior law enforcement official told CBS News that the nationalities of the two people who died are not yet known.

The two people who died were a married couple — the husband was driving and his wife was the passenger, U.S. law enforcement officials confirmed to CBS News on Wednesday night. The officials said the vehicle was a Bentley believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

It is not yet known why the car exploded, but New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a news conference Wednesday that at this time “there is no sign of terrorist involvement” in the “horrific” explosion.

FBI Buffalo on Wednesday night said it had concluded its investigation of the incident and found no explosive materials or “terrorism nexus.”

Read more at CBSnews.com

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