Three dead, nearly two dozen injured in Ottawa bus crash

  • Saturday 12, January 2019 in 9:00 AM
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Sharjah24 – dpa: Three people were killed and 23 others injured after an Ottawa city bus slammed into a bus shelter in the city’s western Westboro neighbourhood late Friday.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told reporters two passengers and one person waiting on the platform died in the "horrific" crash.
 
Forteen people are in critical condition, according to the Ottawa Paramedic Service. 
 
The collision of the OC Transpo double-decker bus happened on the westbound Transitway, a dedicated bus lane, just before 4 pm (2100 GMT).
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is in Saskatchewan, tweeted his "deepest condolences to the families of victims."