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CN Rail train carrying potash derails near Hope, B.C., no injuries reported


HOPE, B.C. — CN Rail says at least 60 railcars carrying potash derailed Monday near Hope, B.C.

The company says no injuries, fires or dangerous goods were involved. 

It says preliminary information indicates the cars derailed off of a rail bridge.

CN has sent a team of environmental experts and an outside contractor to the site of the derailment because it says several cars derailed into a body of water.

A spokesman for B.C.'s Environment Ministry said the cars derailed on the bank of Hunter Creek and there was no reported spill of potash.

CN says the cause of the incident is under investigation.

The Transportation Safety Board says it will gather information and assess what happened in the derailment.

This story by The Canadian Press was first published on Sept. 14, 2020.

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