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PHOTOS: No injuries after overnight train collision, derailment in Delta

BNSF Railway investigating cause of 2:30 a.m. incident

A pair of trains collided and went off the tracks in Delta overnight, according to Canada’s Transportation Safety Board.

The board said in a statement it is investigating the cause of incident, which involved two trains operated by BNSF Railway.

BNSF spokesperson Lena Kent said the trains derailed at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 19), near Highway 91. Two engines and five cars were involved, one of which was an empty tank car and four of which were carrying “freight of all kinds,” according to Kent.

She said their hazardous materials team was on site Sunday, because some fuel spilled from one of their engines. Kent said they don’t yet know how large the spill is, but that they don’t expect there to be any environmental impact.

No one was injured in the delairment.

The line remained closed to all rail traffic Sunday while cars were put back on the tracks.

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-With a file from The Canadian Press

Editor’s Note: A BNSF Railway spokesperson originally said no fuel was spilled in the derailment. They have since said some was spilled from an engine. This story has been edited to reflect that update.