A train carrying hydrochloric acid derailed in in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada early Wednesday morning.
Port Coquitlam is located approximately 27 km east of Vancouver.
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said nothing leaked out of the car that contained hydrochloric acid and no evacuations were needed.
A train car filled with potentially dangerous hydrochloric acid was among those that derailed at the CP railyard in Port Coquitlam early Wednesday morning.
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The TSB confirms five cars in total derailed just after 3 a.m. It notes the tank car carrying the hydrochloric acid “derailed on its side.”
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
The agency says CP Rail and Transport Canada have sent “dangerous goods response teams” to the railyard, while a TSB investigator has also been deployed to gather more information.
It’s unclear what exactly caused the derailment.
“The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator following a train derailment that occurred today in Coquitlam Yard, British Columbia. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada stated.
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Daily Hive added:
TSB says around 3 am, 15 cars were being moved in the Canadian Pacific Railway Coquitlam Yard when five cars derailed and landed on their sides.
One car was loaded with hydrochloric acid, which is commonly used in the textile, metal, and rubber industries.