Three people were killed and nearly two dozen were injured on Friday when a double-decker bus struck a bus shelter in the Canadian capital of Ottawa during rush hour, city officials said.
Part of the upper right side of the bus was shorn off in the collision, which happened shortly before 4 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) at a busy transit station in the west end of the city.
“It is with deep sadness that I report there were three confirmed casualties, two of which were on the bus and one that was on the platform,” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told reporters at a news conference late on Friday.
Watson also said that 23 people were injured in the collision, some very seriously, and taken to hospital. The Ottawa Hospital confirmed on Twitter that it had received nine patients in critical condition from the crash.