Multiple cars of a mixed freight train derailed near Piapot, Saskatchewan on Saturday afternoon. Canadian Pacific reported that an initial assessment indicated that approximately 12 cars were involved in the derailment. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported, and there is no immediate threat to public safety.
The derailed cars consist of both loaded and empty rail cars, with the loaded cars carrying agricultural products. The exact cause of the derailment is currently under investigation.
Piapot, Saskatchewan is situated about 349 kilometres southwest of Regina. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. local time. As more information becomes available, Canadian Pacific will update the public on the progress of the investigation.
Source: Canadian Pacific (via email)
- Derailment: The event of a vehicle or train leaving its tracks.
- Freight train: A train that carries goods or cargo instead of passengers.
- Public safety: The protection of the general public from any potential harm or danger.
- Agricultural products: Commodities or goods related to farming, such as crops, livestock, or machinery.