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Six train cars derail in New Brunswick

By The Canadian Press

GRAND FALLS, N.B. - CN says officials are investigating why several train cars went off the tracks in northwestern New Brunswick.

CN (TSX:CN) says the derailment happened around 2:20 p.m. Friday in a rural area near Grand Falls, N.B.

Spokesman Jim Feeney says six cars went off the tracks as the train was entering a side track off the main line at about 10 kilometres per hour.

He says all of the cars remained upright, none of the cars were carrying dangerous goods and no one was injured.

Feeney says the cars have since been put back onto the track and the cause of the derailment is under investigation.

It's the third CN train derailment in northwestern New Brunswick this year, including one about an hour from Grand Falls in Plaster Rock on Jan. 7, where 19 cars left the tracks and sparked a major fire that burned for several days.

Later that month, five freight cars including one carrying liquid butane left the tracks in the Edmundston community of Sainte-Basile, although there was no leak or fire in that derailment.

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