October 23rd, 2017

No injuries in Quebec train derailment

By The Canadian Press on October 12, 2017.

LAVAL, Que. – Authorities were on the scene of a train derailment late Thursday in Laval, Quebec that saw four freight cars plunge into the Milles Iles river.

The accident happened near the entrance to a bridge separating Laval and Terrebonne.

The Terrebonne fire department says there were no injuries and that the freight cars which usually carry cement were empty at the time of the accident.

Eric Harnois, a division fire chief in Terrebonne, says both the train and the bridge belong to the Quebec-Gatineau Railway company.

He says both the company and the fire department were trying to stabilize the other cars.

Harnois says the bridge was damaged by the derailment and engineers will be called in to see if it is safe.

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