Canada: Train, bus crash in Ottawa leaves several dead

Police say there are multiple deaths after a Via Rail passenger train and a transit bus collided at a crossing in Canada's capital, Ottawa.

hidden September 18, 2013 19:48:16 IST
Canada: Train, bus crash in Ottawa leaves several dead

Ottawa, Ontario: Police say there are multiple deaths after a Via Rail passenger train and a transit bus collided at a crossing in Canada's capital, Ottawa.

Witnesses said Wednesday the front end of the double-decker bus was ripped off by the impact.

Canada Train bus crash in Ottawa leaves several dead

Associated Press

Ottawa Fire spokesman Mark Messier told CP24 television there are "multiple fatalities" and a number on the bus are injured. Messier says there were no injuries on the train.

The accident occurred just outside a suburban train station in the city's west end in the middle of the morning commute.

Pascal Lolgis, who witnessed the crash, said the bus appeared to drive through a lowered crossing barrier.

"Boom! It went into the train like that," Lolgis said. "''He just didn't stop."

Associated Press

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