4 cadets dead after an incident at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont.

The Department of National Defense says an investigation is underway into a fatal incident involving a vehicle on the Royal Military College campus in Kingston, Ont., and next of kin are being notified.

The incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday, according to the department.

The Royal Military College (RMC) is located in the western section of Canadian Forces Base Kingston, which is just east of downtown Kingston.

“This loss is felt throughout the RMC community and we send our deepest condolences to all of our members, their families and friends during this difficult time,” a Department of National Defense spokesperson wrote in an email Friday. .

“RMC’s first priority is to ensure that our naval and officer cadets, staff, faculty and families are cared for and supported.”

The ministry said the process of notifying next of kin was ongoing and “therefore, no further information will be available at this time.”

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is investigating the incident, according to Kingston police, who said they were at the scene to help.

The Investigations Service is the independent investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police.

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