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2 die in Canada SUV, train crash.

JOLIETTE, Quebec, Safar 27, 1434, Jan 9, 2013, SPA -- A passenger train slammed into a sport utility vehicle in Canada Wednesday, ripping it in two and fatally injuring a woman and child, UPI quoted authorities as saying.

The crash, involving a Via Rail train, occurred just before 10 a.m. near Joliette, Quebec, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

Quebec provincial police had not identified the victims, but said the woman was in her 30s and the child was under 5, possibly a mother and her child.

Sgt. Benoit Richard said they were taken to a hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

Richard said the crash occurred in heavy fog at a crossing with no barrier, but the circumstances of the accident were still being sorted out, the CBC said.

--SPA 23:07 LOCAL TIME 20:07 GMT

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