Ottawa bus accident

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Published Saturday, January 12, 2019

A double-deck city bus smashed into a transit shelter during rush hour on Friday.

Ottawa authorities said three people were killed and others were 23 injured.

Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said the bus driver was arrested after the crash, but he declined to provide details on why she has been detained.

He said police were still investigating the cause of the crash. "It is with deep sadness that I report there were three confirmed casualties, two of which were on the bus and one that was on the platform," Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said at a news conference, Reuters news agency reports.

Ottawa Hospital's trauma center said it had received nine patients "in critical condition" from the crash.

The accident happened at the Westboro station in a neighborhood west of downtown Ottawa.

The bus has a capacity of 90 people, both sitting and standing. The crash snarled afternoon traffic as emergency crews descended on the scene.
Source: DORRIS

Ottawa bus accident Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Transport
Response: None
Severity: Unknown
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 3
Injured: 23

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