Lumber train derails on northern Vancouver Island injuring two

Woss Lake on Vancouver Island

Two seriously injured in Vancouver Island train derailment

RCMP have confirmed two people are dead and three are injured after a train derailed in Woss, a small community on northern Vancouver Island.

The RCMP is investigating the accident and the area has been cordoned off as they try to determine what caused the train to derail.

An investigation into the incident has begun, including the RCMP, Coroners Service, Transportation Safety Board and WorksafeBC. "The safety and security of our staff and the communities where we work are paramount".

Western Forest Products said they provide more information as it becomes available.

A coroner has been dispatched to the scene of this morning's train derailment on Vancouver Island.

UPDATE: 12:10 p.m.

One person is in critical condition in hospital and two others remain in serious condition.

In a press release President and CEO of Western Forest Products says, "We are saddened to report an incident with a train derailment in Woss, BC this morning".

It happened in the tiny community of Woss, between Port McNeil and Campbell River.

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