5 Killed In Train-Bus Collision In Canada

A passenger train collided with a double-decker city bus in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city on Wednesday, killing at least five people.

The accident occurred mid-morning just outside a suburban train station in the city’s west end.




    Television images showed a heavily damaged red double-decker bus, with firefighters and ambulances at the scene. The front of the bus appeared to be severed due to the collision.

    Ottawa Fire Services spokesman, Marc Messier, told CTV News the initial estimate is that five people have been killed.

    VIA Rail, which operates the national passenger service in Canada, confirmed the crash and said there were no major injuries reported on the train.

    Canada’s two big railroads – Canadian National Railway Company  and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd – are reviewing safety standards after a deadly train crash on July 6 that killed 50 people and destroyed the center of a small Quebec town.

     

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