1310 NEWS' Mark Sutcliffe is set to host two hours of special programming, following a devastating bus crash at Westboro Station.
"An investigation is now underway on the cause of the collision", he told reporters.
The Canadian PressBuses are being detoured away from Westboro station in Ottawa after a crash left several people dead and more injured. Overall, 23 people were injured in the incident, 17 were sent to hospital, and Ottawa paramedics say several are in serious condition.More news: The Rock Hits Back At The 'Easily Offended Snowflake Generation'
"The driver of the bus, there was a requirement for us to arrest her at the scene and she's been transported at our headquarters for interviewing", said Chief Police Charles Bordeleau. The driver of the bus was "detained on the scene and will be questioned at our police station", Bordeleau said.
Photos from the scene show that one side of second floor was partially crushed by the roof, and multiple people were being treated next to the bus.
Ottawa Fire Services spokesperson Danielle Cardinal said as of 4:10 p.m. that the Transitway was closed in both directions near Westboro station.More news: You Can Now Buy a 27-Pound Bucket of Mac and Cheese
An obviously distressed woman was seen being wheeled away from the bus on a stretcher by paramedics.
"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.
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In 2013, another Ottawa double-decker bus broke through a warning gate and collided with a Via Rail train in suburban Barrhaven, killing six people as the train sheared off the front of the vehicle.