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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:59 PM

Woman dies, three fall ill aboard Toronto-bound VIA Rail train


from the Toronto Star:



An elderly woman is dead and three other passengers were taken to hospital Saturday after developing flu-like symptoms on an eastbound VIA Rail train.

The train, headed to Toronto from Vancouver, was stopped in Parry Sound, Ont., for six hours starting at 5 a.m. after an 86-year-old woman was reported to be unconscious and unresponsive. Emergency crews boarded the train and confirmed the woman had died.

The two compartments occupied by the passengers were quarantined, and the train arrived in Toronto just before 4 p.m.

The train left Vancouver on Christmas Day. The woman who later died had boarded in Edmonton on Dec. 26 with two relatives. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1308374--woman-dies-three-fall-ill-aboard-toronto-bound-via-rail-train



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enlightenment Dec 2012 #1
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:08 PM

1. Don't they teach writing in journalism?

What an awful bit of reporting. Nothing - nada - about the "three other passengers". Nothing on their condition when they were removed from the train - or their current condition in hospital.

Were they traveling together? If so, why were they in two compartments? Do they even suspect there is a connection between the dead woman and the three others who fell ill?

My sympathies to the woman's family and best wishes to the people who are ill - and that reporter should be reassigned to the community yard sale beat.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:12 PM

2. There is also a chance

That the information was not released to the press...

It happens in the states like regularly.

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