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Feb 27, 2012 at 08:34am IST

Canada: 3 dead in passenger train derailment

Burlington (Canada): The mayor of Burlington, Ontario says three people are dead after a Canadian Via Rail passenger train derailed in his town

Mayor Rick Goldring says emergency crews are working to pull other passengers from the wreckage and at least one air ambulance is on standby.

Via Rail spokeswoman Michelle Lamarche said 75 people were on board the train travelling from Niagara Falls to Toronto, when it derailed on Sunday afternoon near Aldershot station.

Canada: 3 dead in passenger train derailment

Via Rail spokeswoman Michelle Lamarche said 75 people were on board the train travelling from Niagara Falls to Toro.

Via Rail says the three people killed were all employees of the railroad who were riding in the locomotive.

Goldring says the crash caused minor damage to nearby buildings. Police haven't released any details about the accident.

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