Canadian Pacific coal train derails, spills into nearby waterway

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ASHCROFT, British Columbia – Rail officials are investigating what caused a Canadian Pacific coal train to derail 33 cars in a rural section of British Columbia. The incident happened Thursday afternoon along the Thompson River about 4 miles west of Ashcroft.

According to CBC News affiliate CFJC Today, an undetermined amount of coal spilled into the waterway as a result of the derailment.

“There were no injuries to the crew and no dangerous goods involved,” says Salem Woodrow, a public affairs and communications advisor for CP.

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board is investigating the derailment.

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