Two dead, three injured in BC lumber train derailment: RCMP

Two dead, three injured in BC lumber train derailment: RCMP

RCMP have confirmed two people are dead and three are injured after a train derailed in Woss, a small community on northern Vancouver Island.

Western Forest Products uses the Englewood Railway to transport logs.

The RCMP is investigating the accident and the area has been cordoned off as they try to determine what caused the train to derail. "The safety and security of our staff and the communities where we work are paramount".

The Western Forest Products train was carrying company personnel and lumber.

Don Demens, the company's president and CEO, says they are co-operating fully with all authorities in the investigation of the derailment.

A spokeswoman with B.C. Ambulance says the injuries to both people are serious and one person was transported by air ambulance. The train is used for logging operations on the north Island.

It happened in the tiny community of Woss, between Port McNeil and Campbell River.

The investigation into the derailment is under investigation.



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