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)