The latest oil train explosion was in Canada. The 35 cars of the almost 100-car-long train derailed on Sunday, March 8, and several of them burst into explosive flames. The incident occurred just outside Gogama, Ont. CN Rail has confirmed that five of the 35 tanker cars that derailed are in Makami River, which is part of the Mattagami River System.
This is the third CN derailment in northern Ontario in less than a month, and the second in the same area. Crews are still working to clean up a similarly fiery derailment near the community just three weeks ago.