Double decker bus crash leaves three dead and 23 injured in Canadian capital

Last update: 12/01/2019
OTTAWA, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- A rush-hour double decker city bus crash in downtown Canada's capital here claimed the lives of three people and injured 23 others, nine of them in critical condition Friday afternoon.

The front of the bus was extensively damaged with the roof of the public bus transit shelter sliced into the vehicle's upper deck. The front portion and part of the bus side were shorn off.

The bus swerved and hit the shelter amid a biting minus 20-degree winter weather at about 4pm, according to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau.

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