Elderly woman dies on Via Rail train travelling from Toronto to Vancouver
Via Rail confirmed on its website that an elderly woman died Saturday of flu-like symptoms on a train travelling from Vancouver to Toronto.
The website said at approximately 5 a.m. Saturday, Train 2, which was travelling between Vancouver and Toronto, was delayed several hours near Parry Sound, Ontario, due to a medical emergency onboard the train.
Four passengers were showing signs of flu-like symptoms.
Local emergency services were dispatched and when they arrived on-site they confirmed an elderly woman had passed away.
The other three passengers were detrained and transported to the hospital to be treated.
The train had 200 passengers and 13 crew members on board.
The local coroner was trying to determine the cause of death and the Ontario Provincial Police say the woman’s identity was being withheld until all family members were notified.