Conductor missing after derailed freight train tumbles into Quebec river

praying for a safe outcome for The Conductor of the train… the family of this gentleman must be absolutely in anguish wondering where he is…

National Post | News

The Iron Ore Company has confirmed that the locomotive of train they use for transportation has been found submerged in water after a derailment.

The train’s conductor is unaccounted for.

The Quebec North Shore & Labrador (QNSL) train was travelling from Sept-Îles to Labrador City when it was hit by a landslide. The locomotive and up to seven cars left the tracks and tumbled down an embankment.

In a statement, the company wrote

“The Conductor is unaccounted for and his family has been notified. Our first priority is locating our employee,” the company wrote in a statement. “We are deeply committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees and will continue to provide updates as details become available.”

Police and emergency workers are travelling on all-terrain vehicles to the site of the freight train derailment north of Sept-Îles.

The train went off the tracks sometime overnight but telecommunication…

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