A freight train went off the track and fell from a 60 meters high bridge. The accident occurred on February, 4 in the Rocky Mountains on the border of the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. As a result of the disaster, three people died, all of them are crew members. This is reported by company “Canadian Pacific Railways”, which owns part of the area where the accident occurred.
The exact cause of the accident is not yet known but preliminary data indicate a possible violation of the speed mode.
It is advised that from 30 to 40 railcars filled with grain fell from the bridge. In total, the train had more than a hundred railcars and three locomotives. There is no information whether the fuel and other toxic substances have been released into the air.