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Fatal collision between OC Transpo and VIA Rail train in Ottawa

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18/09/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 18, 2013        10:47am

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a collision with five confirmed fatalities between an OC Transpo double decker bus and a VIA Rail train that occurred this morning at approx. 8:48am near the intersection of Fallowfield and Woodroffe avenue.

Emergency responders are on scene of the collision. All available resources are allocated to the scene.

There is a road closure in effect on Woodroffe Avenue between Fallowfield and Slack Road.

Concerned families members can contact the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 for further info.

There is no further information available at this time. Updates will follow. 

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Media: City of Ottawa is holding news conference at City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West in the Festival Control Room at 11:15am.

 

CONTACT: 

City of Ottawa, Media Office

Tel. 613-580-2450

Ottawa Police, Media Relations Section

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366

@OttawaPolice 

facebook.com/OttawaPoliceService 

Ottawa Police Service/Service de police d'Ottawa

www.ottawapolice.ca