No injuries in train derailment north of Kamloops

The derailment in McLure, north of Kamloops, on Sunday, April 19.
Image Credit: Contributed/Chad Graham

KAMLOOPS - Rocks fell onto train tracks north of Kamloops Sunday afternoon, leading to two locomotives and nine car bodies derailing.

The incident happened near McLure, about 25 minutes north of Kamloops yesterday, April 19.

Chad Graham, a resident in the area, said he spotted the derailed cars near his property around 5 p.m., about an hour after the incident first occurred.

"Basically from what I understand there’s a little stream that washed out, and washed rocks on the track,” he said.

Graham said the stream that washed out was near his neighbour’s property in McLure.

The Canadian National Railway’s communications department said via Twitter there were no injuries or dangerous goods on the container bodies.

Image Credit: Contributed/Chad Graham

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