Three killed as Ottawa train crashes into train stop shelter

OTTAWA, Jan 11 – Three people were killed and scarcely dual dozen were harmed on Friday when a double-decker sight struck a sight preserve in a Canadian collateral of Ottawa during rush hour, city officials said.

Part of a top right side of a sight was shorn off in a collision, that happened shortly before 4 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) during a bustling movement hire in a west finish of a city.

“It is with low unhappiness that we news there were 3 reliable casualties, dual of that were on a sight and one that was on a platform,” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told reporters during a news discussion late on Friday.

Watson also pronounced that 23 people were harmed in a collision, some really seriously, and taken to hospital. The Ottawa Hospital reliable on Twitter that it had perceived 9 patients in vicious condition from a crash.

Ottawa military arch Charles Bordeleau pronounced a sight motorist was arrested during a stage and taken in for questioning, though he declined to yield serve details.

“An review is now underway on a means of a collision,” he told reporters.

Investigators were approaching to be on a stage by a night, with wintry temperatures in Ottawa approaching to drop down to reduction 22 Celsius (minus 7.6 Fahrenheit) overnight.

“There’s no doubt that a continue adds complexity during a scene,” pronounced Bordeleau. It was misleading if continue contributed to a crash.

Photos and video from a stage showed puncture responders treating a series of people on a ground, as others used ladders to unpack passengers trapped on a bus’ top level.

Bilal Gill, a newcomer on a top deck, told broadcaster CBC News that people during a front were pinned underneath their seats.

“There was really people pinned. And there was a bit of blood on a floor,” he said.

This a second vital pile-up in new years involving an Ottawa movement bus. A double-decker commuter sight crashed into a newcomer sight in Sep 2013, murdering 6 people including a sight driver.

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