Lumber train derails on northern Vancouver Island injuring two

Two seriously injured in Vancouver Island train derailment

Two seriously injured in Vancouver Island train derailment

At least six people have been injured in a train derailment in Woss, which is about 75 kilometres southeast of Port McNeill on Northern Vancouver Island.

RCMP Island District General Investigation Section is investigating along with the Coroners Service, the Transportation Safety Board and WorkSafeBC.

The train belongs to Western Forest Products and its believed those injured are employees.

Western Forest Products uses the Englewood Railway to transport logs.

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m.

A spokesperson said the train was a logging train, operated by Canfor and it rolled over when it derailed.

He says he originally feared his grandson was one of the injured.

A spokeswoman with B.C. Ambulance says the injuries to both people are serious and one person was transported by air ambulance.

Don Demens, the company's president and CEO, says they are co-operating fully with all authorities in the investigation of the derailment.

A train has derailed north of Campbell River, on Vancouver Island.