Train derailment near Woss Lake sends 2 to hospital


Two people have been taken to hospital in serious condition following a train derailment near Woss Lake on Vancouver Island.

B.C. Emergency Health Services confirmed crews were responding to a train accident with air and ground ambulance.

The B.C. Safety Authority told Global News the incident happened at 8:48 a.m. The train was a logging train, operated by Canfor and it rolled over when it derailed. A spokesperson said several individuals were trapped by a train car.

Paramedics transported two people to hospital, one via air and one via ground ambulance.

Paramedics remain on scene. It is unknown at this time if there are any other injuries.

WorkSafeBC has dispatched officers to the scene. Three railway safety officers are also en route.

More to come.