Train quarantined south of Timmins, Ontario

A VIA train bound for Toronto with more than 260 passengers aboard has been stopped north of Timmins after one person died and five other people became ill with flu-like symptoms.

Ontario Provincial Police emergency workers with full protective gear were called to the train and about 10 people have been taken to hospital in Timmins. The rest of the passengers on the train have been quarantined.

The train originated in Jasper, Alberta.

 And in a good use of technology, the Toronto Star says,

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