OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- 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.
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."