CN freight train derailment at Saskatchewan grade crossing caught on video

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Drivers stopped for a passing Canadian National train Tuesday are lucky to be alive after the train derailed at the grade crossing spilling freight cars and cargo over the prairie.

At least two drivers happened to have cameras with them to capture the entire event from both sides of the crossing. One of the videos is reportedly taken from a dashboard camera.

CTV News reports that a 52-car Canadian National train moving near Saskatoon derailed about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Diesel fuel from the train leaked and caught fire. No injuries were reported, according to the news outlet. Local firefighters extinguished the blaze by early Tuesday afternoon. News media report that the railroad had removed derailed freight cars and were repairing the track.

Railroad officials are investigating the cause of the wreck.

More information is available online.

Aftermath of a Canadian National derailment Tuesday near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Warman Fire Rescue, Via Twitter

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