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5 killed as Canada passenger train, bus collide

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Police say five people are dead after a passenger train collided with a city bus at a crossing in Canada's capital, Ottawa, at the peak of morning rush hour. Witnesses say the bus went through a closed crossing barrier.

Photos show the front end of the double-decker bus was ripped off by the impact with the Via Rail train.

It was Canada's worst train accident since an oil train derailed and exploded in a Quebec town in July, killing 47 people.

Via Rail posted a message on Twitter saying there were no reports of major injuries to passengers or crew on the train.

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