Brakes implicated in Canadian oil train derailment

Wed Jan 8, 2014 10:50am EST
 
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - An "undesired brake application" caused Tuesday night's derailment in New Brunswick of a Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil and propane tanker cars, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said on Wednesday.

A spokesman said 17 cars derailed, including propane tankers, crude tankers, a locomotive and hopper cars, but said no one knew whether the cars had been full.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Writing by Randall Palmer; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)

 
Flames and smoke are seen at the site of a train derailment in Wapske, New Brunswick, January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger