Facebook pulls down tasteless Ottawa crash tribute site

A disturbing Facebook page was taken within 30 minutes of the Sun contacting the social media site.

A disturbing Facebook page was taken within 30 minutes of the Sun contacting the social media site.

Megan Gillis, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:39 PM ET

OTTAWA - Barely 48 hours after six people died and dozens were hurt in a horrific accident, Internet trolls unleashed misspelled bile on Facebook.

“The Ottawa Train vs Bus Crash was Hillarious (sic),” was the name of the page posted.

In my imagination sniggering buddies did it from a hidey hole in some parents’ basement, illuminated only by the light of a computer screen wearing stained T-shirts dusted with potato chip crumbs.

“Nothing of value was lost,” was beneath photos of the six victims — a mother, a father, a husband, three sons.

“These are the faces of sinners. The world is now rid of scum.”

A woman stumbled upon it as she looked for a way to send her condolences to the grieving families of the dead.

“It’s awful, it’s disgusting,” she told me. “I wanted to send good wishes and prayers and thoughts. I was horrified.”

 


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