This accident was followed by the derailment
of nine coaches of the Kaifiyat Express on the intervening night of August 22 and 23, injuring around 50.
Incidentally, Thursday's derailment
occurred days before major infrastructural repairs were scheduled to begin at the Pennsylvania station.
At the time, it was the third derailment
in Northern Ontario in less than a month.
Since 2008, there have been at least 10 major oil-train derailments
across the US and Canada, including a disaster that killed 47 people in a Quebec town in July 2013.
Officials say the number of people unaccounted for after the derailment
was not yet confirmed and that search-and-rescue work was taking precedence over the investigation.
To recall, the PNR has indefinitely suspended the operation of its Metro South Commuter (MSC) line following a derailment
accident last week.
Two of the train's cars, carrying Bakken crude from North Dakota, caught fire after a derailment
near Galena, Ill.
The latest Canadian derailment
, involving a Canadian National Railway Co.
7, 2013, following a derailment
of an oil-packed train that ultimately killed 47 people.
Wednesday in a derailment
that prompted the evacuation of nearly 700 nearby residents, authorities said.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said the big curve where the derailment
occurred is in a slow speed area.
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