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CN train carrying crude derails, catches fire in northern Ontario

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March 7, 2015 | CTV News| A CN freight train carrying crude oil derailed early Saturday in northern Ontario, causing 10 cars to jump the tracks.

Ontario Provincial Police said the derailment happened near Gogoma, Ont., around 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning, with some of the cars catching fire and others falling into the Mattagami River.

Residents of Gogoma and the local Mattagami First Nation have been instructed to stay indoors until further notice to prevent possible smoke inhalation. They have also been told to avoid drinking water from the “community source,” police said.

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