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Two workers freed after being trapped in derailed train in Manitoba

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September 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM

THOMPSON, Man. - Fire officials say two workers were extricated from a train that derailed south of Thompson, Man., on Saturday evening.

Deputy Chief Selby Brown says the workers were trapped in the train for hours as first responders tried to free them.

He says one of the people sustained serious injuries in the incident, after the train went off the tracks on a washed-out trestle bridge in a swampy area at about 6:30 p.m.

It wasn't until 1:30 a.m. that both workers were freed.

Brown says the train was carrying a mix of butane and petroleum gas, and no leaks were reported.

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