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Lumber train derails on northern Vancouver Island injuring two

21 April 2017, 03:24 | Terri Saunders

Two seriously injured in Vancouver Island train derailment

The Western Forest Products mill is seen in Nanaimo B.C. on Wednesday

WOSS, B.C. -Port McNeill RCMP confirmed two are dead after runaway rail cars loaded with logs crashed into a work crew in the tiny community of Woss on northern Vancouver Island.

RCMP Island District General Investigation Section is investigating along with the Coroners Service, the Transportation Safety Board and WorkSafeBC.

In a press release, Western Forest Products said: "We are saddened to report an incident with a train derailment in Woss, BC this morning". "The safety and security of our staff and community is very important to us".

That would imply there was a death in the incident.

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He says he originally feared his grandson was one of the injured.

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

Paramedics transported two people to hospital, one via air and one via ground ambulance. The train is used for logging operations on the north Island.



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