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06 Feb 2020 | 10:41 AM UTC

Canada: Freight train derails in Saskatchewan province February 6

Freight train derails near Guernsey (Saskatchewan province) on February 6, causing massive blaze; associated disruptions expected over the coming hours

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Event

A freight train transporting oil reportedly derailed and burst into flames near the village of Guernsey (Saskatchewan province) around 06:15 (local time) on Thursday, February 6. No casualties were immediately reported. Residents of Guernsey have been ordered to evacuate as emergency personnel respond to the incident.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Guernsey are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.