Bus rams bus shelter: Dead and injured in Ottawa

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Three people died - two on the bus and one person waiting on the platform, Watson said.

23 people were injured, 14 had been placed in a life-threatening condition to the hospital, said a spokesman for the rescue workers.

As of 11 a.m. the Ottawa Hospital, speaking for the Civic and General campuses, said it has one patient in critical condition, six patients in serious condition, and four patients in stable condition, related to the collision.

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The driver was taken to the police station for an interview and released Saturday without conditions, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said.

Investigators are still trying to figure out how an lost control and slammed into a bus shelter at the Westboro station late Friday afternoon.

Sgt. Cameron Graham, of the force's collision investigation unit, said investigators would conduct multiple drone flights over the scene of the wreckage, as well as gather data from the vehicle itself and any available video surveillance. I know that the people of Ontario have them in their hearts tonight. This particular bus was not scheduled to stop at the Westboro station, which is another aspect being probed in the investigation.

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"Such devastating news. My thoughts and condolences are with the victims, their families and all those affected by this tragedy", wrote Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, who represents the area in Parliament.

"That work continues this morning and no information on the identity of the three will be released at this time", according to a Saturday news release. The department said it would provide further information shortly.

"I was shocked to hear of this horrific incident", Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said. Despite mid-afternoon temperatures of about minus-15, it hadn't snowed in Ottawa Friday and the busway is the top priority for the city's snowplows, salters and sanders.

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In 2013, a double-decker commuter bus crashed into a passenger train, killing six people including the driver.

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