Ongeval met trein in Canada

A Mt. Brydges man is dead following an accident that caused a train derailment near Melbourne last Tuesday. A northbound tank truck carrying water collided with an eastbound freight train at the Melbourne Road crossing just north of Glendon Drive at about 7:30 a.m. The first Melbourne firefighters arrived on the scene within three minutes of receiving the call. Forty-five-year-old James Longdo was killed in the accident. Dense fog was a contributing factor in the incident, according to Strathroy-Caradoc Police. The force of the collision broke a coupling on the train, causing 14 of its 87 cars to derail. Tank cars labelled as containing anhydrous ammonia, a highly toxic substance, were just a few cars behind the section of cars that was derailed, although there was no information as to whether the cars were full at the time of the accident. A section of Melbourne Road was closed for several days while CP Rail crews removed the damaged rail cars and repaired the tracks.