UDPATED WITH VIDEO: Two killed and three sent to hospital following Woss train derailment


Emergency crews on the scene of a serious industrial accident in Woss

Two people have been killed and three sent to hospital following a train derailment in Woss, which is about 75 kilometres southeast of Port McNeill on Northern Vancouver Island.

Ambulance crews from across Northern Vancouver Island responded to the incident and the injuries are believed to be very serious.

The RCMP is investigating the accident and the area has been cordoned off as they try to determine what caused the train to derail.

“Very few details are available at this time but RCMP can confirm that several individuals have been injured,” Cpl. Tammy Douglas of Island District RCMP said in a release. “The full extent of those injuries are not known.”

The train belongs to Western Forest Products and its believed those injured are employees.

“We are aware of the incident and saddened by it,” a spokesperson told CHEK News. “The safety and security of our staff and community is very important to us.”
Western Forest Products said they provide more information as it becomes available. 

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