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Train, bus crash in Canada; 'multiple fatalities'

Police: 'Multiple fatalities' in collision of passenger train, city bus in Ottawa

Train, bus crash in Canada; 'multiple fatalities'

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."

Updated : 2021-10-19 16:02 GMT+08:00