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'Chaos': Deadly bus crash turns transit station into disaster scene

News Summed Up 2019-01-11 05:30:00

Westboro transit station in Ottawa's west end was transformed into a disaster scene Friday afternoon when a packed double-decker bus slammed into a shelter, shearing off the vehicle's front and side. Two passengers on the bus and one person on the platform were killed in the crash, officials later confirmed. "A lot of people started screaming, [including the] people at the front who got pinned under their seats," said Bilal Gill, a passenger on the bus. Firefighters used ladders to evacuate the bus's upper deck, while a long line of stretchers and ambulances awaited injured victims. Images of the crash have been flooding into the CBC Ottawa newsroom.