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Three in hospital after Amtrak train hits farm tractor near Lacolle, Que.

08/20/2013 05:08 EDT | Updated 10/20/2013 05:12 EDT
Three people are being treated in hospital for minor injuries after an Amtrak passenger train collided with a farm tractor at around 10:45 a.m. near the Quebec-US border.

Two of the injured were passengers on the train, and the third was the driver of the tractor.

Quebec provincial police Sgt. Joyce Kemp said the accident happened at the level railway crossing at 3rd Line Road.

She said the road remains closed to traffic as the investigation continues.

There were 220 passengers aboard the Amtrak train, bound for New York. Kemp said they were transferred to buses to continue their journey by road.

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