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Firefighters check for leaks after derailment

Oct. 1, 2010, Parry Sound, Ont. - There's no word on when residents near a train derailment outside Parry Sound can return to their homes, after 10 cars came off the tracks this morning.

October 1, 2010
By The Canadian Press

Provincial police say eight of the 10 cars that derailed on the Canadian National Railway at James Bay Junction contain liquefied propane gas.

They say an initial aerial survey of the scene shows no apparent leaks but firefighters are still checking the affected cars.

Police say there are no injuries, but as a precaution they evacuated the area within a one-kilometre radius.

A local school on nearby Rankin Lake Road was evacuated, along with Oastler Provincial Park.

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A team of investigators from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada are being sent to the site.