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Burning Canadian rail cars keep main line to Pacific blocked – Reuters

By Louise Egan

(Reuters) – Burning rail cars from a derailed Canadian train are taking longer to burn out than Canadian National Railway (CN) expected, closing the operator’s main line to the Pacific coast and keeping 100 people from their homes.

The derailment in the province of Alberta, a reminder of a deadly accident in Quebec in July that killed 47 people, happened early on Saturday morning near the little settlement of Gainford, which was evacuated.

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