Three dead in CP derailment in British Columbia

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FIELD, British Columbia — Three Canadian Pacific employees are dead after an early-morning wreck east of Field.

According to media reports, a westbound grain train derailed while descending Kicking Horse Pass at approximately 1 a.m. Monday. Between 30 and 40 cars derailed and at least one locomotive ended up in the Kicking Horse River.

The identities of the three crew members killed have not been released.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has deployed a team of investigators to the scene of the wreck.

In a statement to CBC News, CP officials said, "Our condolences and prayers go out to their families, friends and colleagues. A full investigation will take place to determine the cause of this incident."

This week’s wreck comes a month after another derailment in the nearby Spiral Tunnels. That incident closed the CP main line through Yoho National Park for two days.

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