Vehicle Accident in Canada on July 05 2018 06:54 PM (UTC).
All passengers and crew have been released from hospital after a Via Rail train travelling from Winnipeg derailed early this morning along the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. Sixteen passengers and five crew members were on the train when it derailed 37 kilometres north of Hudson Bay, Sask., at 3:05 a.m. CT. The train was on its way to The Pas, Man. The two crew members sustained minor injuries, and no passengers were hurt, according to a preliminary report from Via Rail. All passengers were taken to the Hudson Bay Health Care Facility. They were cleared by the hospital in the late morning and will be taken to Winnipeg until new transportation arrangements are made. The rail company said the train consisted of eight cars. Two locomotives and one baggage car derailed on their side, while the cars with the passengers inside remained upright. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said two locomotives and a baggage car ran off the tracks. The train was going 53 km/h when it reached an area of the track, near Otosquen, Sask., that was washed out, according to TSB spokesperson Alexandre Fournier. According to Environment Canada, the Hudson Bay, Sask., area received 52 millimetres of rain between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. Fournier said the derailment happened in a remote area with no access road. TSB is sending an investigator from Winnipeg. "The roads may be under water, that's what's been reported to us," Fournier said. "It's a difficult location to access right now." Via Rail said emergency crews attended the scene along the CN Turnberry line, and an evacuation was underway. All train occupants are being transported to the Hudson Bay Health Care Facility. Family members can call the Via Rail hot line at 1-877-747-0707 for more information. Doug Dahl, a spokesperson with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, says additional staff members have been called in to the Hudson Bay hospital to assist. If necessary, patients will be taken to a tertiary hospital in Saskatoon, he said. Via Rail has suspended service between Winnipeg and Gillam in Manitoba until further notice. The accident is under investigation.