|An AMT train struck two pedestrians on the north shore of Montreal, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (JOEL LEMAY / QMI AGENCY)
SAINTE-THERESE, QUE. -- Two men in their early 20s are dead after they were hit by a commuter train north of Montreal Friday afternoon.
Police in the town of Sainte-Therese, about 30 km north of Montreal, couldn't say if the men deliberately ran in front of the train or if their deaths were accidental. Police said they aren't ruling out either theory at the moment.
The train, which was carrying 12 passengers, hit the two men around 3 p.m. No one on the train was injured, according to the metropolitan transport authority spokeswoman, Brigitte Leonard.
The incident occurred close to the train station of Sainte-Therese, which is in a residential district.
Police investigators are at the scene. The Quebec coroner is also expected to arrive Friday evening.
Leonard said the train is immobilized at the scene and commuter train service on the line heading north of Montreal has been disrupted.