OTTAWA, Ontario — Several people were killed when a passenger train collided with a city bus at a crossing in Canada's capital, Ottawa, at the peak of morning rush hour, police said Wednesday. Witnesses said the bus went through a closed crossing barrier.
Photos show the front end of the double-decker bus was ripped off by the impact with the Via Rail train.
It was Canada's worst train accident since an oil train derailed and exploded in a Quebec town in July, killing dozens of people.
A number of bus passengers were injured Wednesday, Ottawa Fire spokesman Mark Messier told CP24 television. Via Rail posted a message on Twitter saying there were no reports of major injuries to passengers or crew on the train.
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