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CN freight train derails west of Saskatoon

The train derailed Saturday evening near the community of Asquith. The rail line has been reopened. (File image)

The train derailed Saturday evening near the community of Asquith. The rail line has been reopened. (File image)


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Sunday, November 10, 2013, 6:11 PM -

Crews were working to clear the wreckage of yet another train derailment, this time in Saskatchewan.

The freight derailed near the town of Asquith, about 33 km west of Saskatoon, Saturday evening around 7:30. 

The RCMP said the freight was not carrying any dangerous goods. The Canadian Press reports that the cars were carrying lumber at the time of the crash. 

The RCMP issued a statement saying they were investigating, but there was no mention of any injuries or evacuations. 

In the past two months, Alberta has seen four train derailments, including one that sparked life-threatening petroleum fire and forced the evacuation of the villiage of Gainford. The government says they are launching a full investigation into whether rail companies are meeting their safety obligations.

With files from The Canadian Press

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