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Eight killed as Ottawa bus crashes into bus shelter

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 13:10

Eight killed as Ottawa bus crashes into bus shelter

Eight people were killed and nearly two dozen injured when a double-decker bus struck a bus shelter in the Canadian capital of Ottawa during rush hour, city officials said.Part of the upper right side of the bus was shorn off in the collision, which happened shortly before 2100 GMT at a busy transit station in the west end of the city.Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said that 23 people were injured in the collision, some very seriously, and taken to hospital.

The Ottawa Hospital confirmed on Twitter that it had received nine patients in critical condition from the crash.Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau said the bus driver was arrested at the scene and taken in for questioning, but he declined to provide further details.Investigators were expected to be on the scene through the night, with frigid temperatures in Ottawa expected to dip down to minus 22 Celsius (minus 7.6 Fahrenheit) overnight. It was unclear if weather contributed to the crash.Photos and video from the scene showed emergency responders treating a number of people on the ground, as others used ladders to unload passengers trapped on the bus’ upper level.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 13:10

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