Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crew Members Hurt When Via Rail Passenger Train Derails in Saskatchewan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crew Members Hurt When Via Rail Passenger Train Derails in Saskatchewan

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Via Rail train derails in Saskatchewan

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HUDSON BAY, Sask. - Via Rail Canada says two locomotives and a baggage car on a train going from Winnipeg to The Pas in northern Manitoba derailed overnight in a remote area of east-central Saskatchewan.

The Crown rail company said Train 693 was carrying 16 passengers and five crew members when the accident happened shortly after 3:00 a.m. Thursday, 37 kilometres north of the town of Hudson Bay.

Marie-Anna Murat, a Via spokeswoman, said the engines and baggage car in the eight-unit train ended up on their side.

"All (five) passenger cars remained upright," she said.

Preliminary information showed two crew members suffered minor injuries. It also indicated no passengers were hurt.

Via said everyone aboard was taken to the Hudson Bay Health Care Facility to be assessed and treated, if needed, and had all been discharged. …

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