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Thursday, February 15, 2001

Freight train derails near Quebec City No injuries reported

SAINT-ETIENNE-DE-LAUZON, Que. (CP) -- A freight train loaded with grain derailed Thursday morning with about 24 cars jumping the tracks.

The cause of the derailment wasn't yet known and there were no injuries, Radio-Canada's all-news channel RDI reported.

People who live in the community, south of Quebec City, reported hearing the train sound its whistle several times before the accident happened about 8:30 a.m., RDI said.

The train's destination was Quebec City and was coming from Ontario.

Passenger service was interrupted. Passengers on a train travelling to Montreal had to continue their journey on buses.

-- Rachel Gibson (, February 15, 2001

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