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    Three Dead, at Least 23 Injured After Bus Crashes into Shelter in Ottawa

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    At least three people dead, fourteen are in critical condition and eleven more heavily injured after a bus crashed into a bus shelter at Westboro Station in Ottawa, local authorities reported.

    The local police reported that at least three people died after a bus crashed into a bus shelter at Westboro Station in Ottawa.

    "Our report indicates that twenty-three people were injured in the collision, some very seriously, and transported to the hospital. It is with deep sadness that I report that there were three confirmed casualties, two of which were on a bus and one that was on the platform," Watson told reporters.

    According to Watson, around 03:50 p.m. [20:50 GMT] on Friday, the bus collided with a section of a shelter at the Westboro Station.

    Myles Cassidy, the chief of the Ottawa paramedic service, said that a total of 25 patients had been transported to the hospital from the scene.

    "Fourteen of them were in critical condition and 11 [people were] in serious condition," Cassidy added.

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    Meanwhile, local police chief Charles Bordeleau said the authorities had arrested the bus driver at the scene for subsequent questioning.

    The press conference was aired by the local Global News outlet.


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