(Updates to say seepage from a valve has been contained)
TORONTO, July 4 A Canadian National Railway
train carrying crude oil derailed near Whitecourt,
Alberta, early on Friday morning, the company said, but there
were no injuries or fire and the crude cars were intact.
Five cars on the southbound train, including two containing
crude, derailed at slow speed about nine miles (14 km ) east of
Whitecourt, Alberta, at approximately 5 a.m. local time, CN
spokeswoman Emily Hamer said. She said the cause was still under
Slight seepage from the valve on one of the cars has been
stopped and secured, Hamer said.
The remaining three cars were carrying paper and forest
The derailed cars were lying on their side, according to
Whitecourt fire chief Brian Wynn.
Emergency and environmental response crews were on site,
officials said. The Transportation Safety Board said it has
deployed an investigator to the site.
(Reporting by Solarina Ho; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson, Sandra
Maler and Leslie Adler)