MONTREAL - Three teenage boys were killed when they were hit by a train under the Turcot Interchange about 3 a.m. Sunday.
Two died at the scene, near the intersection of Notre Dame St. and Place Turcot, Montreal police Constable Anie Lemieux said.
A third was rushed to a hospital but died of his injuries.
Two other men, also in the same age range, were taken to a hospital to be treated for shock.
Montreal police Constable Danny Richer said the young men may have been at the scene to inscribe graffiti on a Transport Quebec building or on the Interchange itself.
It is possible they did not see or hear the train coming, he said, as the sound of trains at that spot is muffled by the surrounding concrete structures of the Interchange.
The train was a Via Rail train arriving from Toronto. Following the collision, the estimated 45 passengers on board were transported by bus to Central Station.