The RCMP says there appear to be no serious injuries after a Via Rail passenger train derailed today west of Winnipeg.
Seven passengers and five crew members were aboard the train when it went off the tracks at 6.45 a.m. local time, about 15 kilometres north of the community of MacGregor, Manitoba.
Via Rail says emergency crews are on the scene.
“The cause of the accident is under investigation and we are now working with authorities to determine exactly what happened,” Via spokesman Karl-Philip Marchard Giguere said in a statement.
The RCMP posted photos on Twitter.
They show at least one locomotive on its side with about five cars to the rear with some upright and others tilted to the side
The train was bound from Churchill, Man. to Winnipeg.
It was the second derailment on Canadian tracks in less than a week.
With files from CP, CBC