The Canadian Press - OTTAWA - City officials now say six people have been killed and many more injured in a devastating crash between a Via Rail train and a double-decker city bus in Ottawa's west end.
Officials are telling a news conference at city hall that five people were declared dead at the scene of the crash and a sixth person has since died in hospital.
The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute.
Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.
Photos posted to Twitter by witnesses at the scene showed the OC Transpo bus with its entire front end sheared off.
The Via locomotive and one passenger car were derailed by the impact, but Via Rail officials said there were no major injuries reported on the train.