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Train, bus collide in Canada

18 September 2013, 20:30

Ottawa - A Via Rail passenger train and a transit bus have collided at a crossing in Canada's capital, Ottawa, and a fire official tells a television station that there are "multiple fatalities".

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

Ottawa Fire spokesperson Mark Messier tells CP24 television there are "multiple fatalities" and a number on the bus are injured. The TV station is reporting at least 5 fatalities.

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.

- AP


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