Horrific crash of double-decker bus in Ottawa leaves 3 dead, 23 injured (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
The most serious injuries occurred on the top right side of the bus, following its collision with the platform at around 4:00pm Friday. Emergency workers immediately rushed to the scene to rescue passengers who were trapped on the upper level. Video footage showed firefighters using ladders to get people out, in an operation which took more than two hours to complete.
Two passengers and one person waiting on the platform died, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told reporters, adding that 23 others were injured in the crash, which he described as "horrific." Local news stations report that at least seven of the injured are in critical condition.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the collision, detaining the driver of the OC Transpo bus for questioning.
LATEST INFORMATION: 3 fatalities, 23 injured in Westboro bus crash. Two people on the bus were killed. The third person was standing on the platform. The driver of the bus has been detained by police. It happened @ 3:50 pm. #ottnews#ottawa#buscrash#westboro#octranspopic.twitter.com/k58X9JF6O2— Stefan Oliver Keyes (@Stefan_Keyes) January 12, 2019
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