Passenger train derails in northern Ontario; minor injuries reported
A train derailment in northern Ontario on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 is seen here. (Courtesy: Dan W. Beck- Facebook)
Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:56PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:26AM EDT
A train with passengers and crew on board has derailed in a remote area of northern Ontario.
Ontario Northland confirmed the derailment Wednesday evening about 38 kilometres south of Moosonee, a community near the southern tip of James Bay.
CTV Northern Ontario reports that some minors injuries have been reported. Transportation officials say an emergency response plan has been initiated.
Seven crew members and 73 passengers were on board the train at the time.
Anyone looking to contact a family member about the train is asked to call 1-800-265-2356.
Posted by Dan W. Beck on Wednesday, May 30, 2018