Three killed in railway accident in Montreal


AFP

MONTREAL–Three young men who were killed by an oncoming train in Montreal overnight likely didn’t hear the train coming toward them, police said Sunday. The three men, aged 17 to 19, were among five young people walking near the tracks at the Turcotte exchange, a freeway interchange within the city.

They were struck by a train bound from Toronto to Montreal at around 3:00 a.m. (0700 GMT), Constable Danny Richer told AFP. Richer said the victims probably didn’t hear the train coming because the area is surrounded by concrete highway, which absorbs sound. The two survivors, also male, were being treated for shock at a nearby hospital. Police declined to say whether the two have been questioned.