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Canada crash kills 11, mostly migrant farm workers

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 01:02

Feb. 7 - A flatbed truck slammed into a van carrying migrant farm workers in southwestern Ontario, killing 11 people. Deborah Gembara reports.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**- NO ACCESS CANADA*~ On the scene of one of the deadliest car accidents in Canadian history. Eleven people were killed in southwestern Ontario after a flatbed truck crashed into a van carrying migrant farmer workers. Both drivers and all nine passengers in the van were killed instantly it was broadsided by the truck, according to local officials. Roughly 87 miles from Toronto, the town of Hampstead is in the heart of Ontario's rolling farm country, which attracts thousands of migrant farm workers every year. An emergency worker said the van may have been carrying workers employed by a local chicken hatchery or farm. While police could not confirm the nationalities of the deceased, media reported they were Spanish speakers. One newspaper said the victims were Peruvian. Deborah Gembara, Reuters

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Canada crash kills 11, mostly migrant farm workers

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 01:02