Sunday, June 2, 2013

Train derails near Sudbury, Ontario, after trestle collapses

A train trestle over the Wahnapitae River near Sudbury, Ont., collapsed on Sunday, sending train cars plummeting into the water, police say.
Wanup, ON

Officers are currently at the site of the train derailment on Highway 537 in Wanup, Ont., a community 25 kilometres south of Sudbury.

Several train cars carrying unknown materials have fallen into the river and local residents who live downstream of the derailment are being advised not to consumer the water, police say.

No injuries have been reported.

The highway is currently closed to all traffic and motorists are being asked to use an alternate route.