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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) officials are still unsure why seven rail cars and two locomotiv...


ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) officials are still unsure why seven rail cars and two locomotives derailed last week, spilling diesel fuel from a ruptured tank.

“We don’t know the cause yet. That’s something we’ll be investigating over the next few days,” CPR spokesperson Darcie Park told local media.

CPR officials say the amount of diesel spilt was minimal, and the derailment was never a threat to public safety.

But railway officials are somewhat miffed as to what caused the wreck.

“I have been here (almost) 12 years and I don’t remember any other incidents,” local CPR police member, Ian Libby told local media. The investigation into the accident is still under way.


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