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WorldDouble-decker bus crash in Ottawa causes some fatalities, at least 17 injuries

03:05  12 january  2019
03:05  12 january  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Ottawa police say there are " some fatalities " and at least 17 injured following a bus crash at the Westboro Station. Paramedics tell CTV News' Annie Bergeron Oliver that the double - decker bus struck a bus shelter. Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau confirmed that there are " some fatalities ."

---- Ottawa Police are responding to a serious bus crash at the city’s Westboro Station that has left at least 17 people injured and an unspecified number of fatalities . Paramedics tell CTV News’ Annie Bergeron Oliver that the double - decker bus struck a bus shelter.

Double-decker bus crash in Ottawa causes some fatalities, at least 17 injuries© CTV News

A double-decker bus crashed in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday, killing three people and injuring at least 20, Mayor Jim Watson said at a news conference.

The bus collided with the platform at the Westboro bus station at about 3:50 p.m. ET, he said. Twenty-three people were hurt and taken to hospitals and three people died -- two on the bus and one on the platform, Watson said.

Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said several people were trapped in the bus before being freed.

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The Ottawa bus -train crash was a collision that occurred between a OC Transpo double - decker bus and a Via Rail train in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven on 18 September 2013, that killed six people. The collision happened between a route 76 OC Transpo Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double - decker

A double - decker bus is a bus that has two storeys or decks. Double - decker buses are used for mass transport in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and many former European possessions

He said investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash. The driver was questioned by police, he said.

OC Transpo, which is in charge of Ottawa's public transportation, tweeted on its verified account, "Buses are being detoured as a result" of the collision.

The Ottawa Police Service Collision Investigation Unit arrived to investigate the incident. Bordeleau said the Ottawa Paramedic Service and Ottawa Fire Services worked the scene in partnership with the Ottawa Police.

Authorities asked people to avoid the area. Video from CNN partner CTV News showed multiple emergency vehicles at the Westboro Station.

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