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Published: January 26th 2011
The Canadian Press
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BUCKSKIN, ONT.— A Canadian Pacific freight train carrying propane, wood and grain derailed near Buckskin, Ont., early Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of several people near the accident site.

CP spokesman Mike Lovecchio said the eastbound train derailed just before 3:20 a.m., and that one of the 21 derailed cars was carrying propane. The tanker is on its side but is not leaking.

“We have dangerous-goods assessors at the scene. They are working with the local fire department to assess the site,” he said. “They will develop plans to work on that car from that assessment.”

Provincial police Const. Peter Leon said about 30 people in the area of the derailment have been moved to the Coldwater Community Centre as a precaution.
CP Rail spokesman Randy Marsh says once the cars are unloaded, people will be allowed to return home.

There were no injuries to crew members of the derailed train or on another freight train parked on an adjacent track, about 150 kilometres north of Toronto.

An aerial view of a derailed train near Buckskin, Ont. is shown on Jan.26, 2011. A hazardous goods expert will help crews determine the safest way to unload a propane tanker that was among 21 cars that derailed early today in Ontario cottage country.


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