Two dead, many hurt in Montreal bus accident

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DORVAL, Que. - Two people were killed in a violent collision that flipped a city bus onto its side and injured numerous other people Tuesday.

The accident between the city bus and two cars occurred late during rush hour at an intersection in an industrial park in the municipality of Dorval, near the Montreal airport.

Police said two people were declared dead on the scene. Two others were seriously injured and a half-dozen others were slightly hurt.

The accident occurred at 6 p.m. A multitude of ambulances rushed to the scene, along with about a dozen other emergency vehicles. The road was closed off.

Those with serious injuries were whisked away to hospital. Police originally reported a dozen minor injuries and revised that number downward later.

The force of the crash flipped the bus over, onto the lawn of a commercial property.

Two smashed cars lay nearby. On one car, the impact was so hard that the engine block was pushed inside the vehicle.

Police said they could not confirm whether those dead were travelling in the bus or the car. It was not immediately known how many people were in the bus.

Geographic location: Montreal

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