'Chaos': Deadly bus crash turns transit station into disaster scene
3 people killed, 23 injured in Friday afternoon collision at Westboro station
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.
Twenty-three people were injured, some critically.
"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. "It was chaos at first."
Firefighters used ladders to evacuate the bus's upper deck, while a long line of stretchers and ambulances awaited injured victims.
The Ottawa Hospital said nine people were in critical condition.
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