REPORTS: Train derails in Alberta, no injuries reported
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 12:36 PM -
Another train has derailed in Alberta near the community of Peers, Alberta.
“@McBeth88: CN confirms derailment near Peers, AB. 13 cars off the track with one carrying sulphur dioxide. No risk to public.”— mytowntoday.ca (@XM1053FM) November 3, 2013
Photo of derailment in Peers. pic.twitter.com/O4ScRvha99— mytowntoday.ca (@XM1053FM) November 3, 2013
iNews 880 reports eyewitnesses describing the cars leaving the tracks.
Calgary radio station CHQR and other sources say one of the 13 derailed cars is carrying sulphur dioxide, and CN officials are on the scene.
The cause of the derailment is not currently known, but there are no reports of injuries or danger to the public at this time.
The latest incident is not far from the community of Gainford, where a train carrying oil products derailed and caught fire.
It was several days before the fires burned out and around 100 evacuees were allowed home.
With files from the Canadian Press.