MEDIA CONFERENCE, COFFS HARBOUR FIRE STATION 12PM - Nana Glen
Published: 25 Feb 2021 02:15am
GOODS TRAIN DERAILMENT, NANA GLEN NEAR COFFS HARBOUR
Where: Coffs Harbour Fire Station, 9 Market Street, Coffs Harbour
Who: Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Rod Chetwynd
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is currently on scene at a goods train derailment near Morrows Road, Nana Glen on the state’s Mid North Coast which occurred just after 2.15am this morning.
Half of the 1500m train has derailed, with one of the locomotives
in a paddock and the two other locomotives are upright.
One of these locomotives has leaked up to 8000 litres of diesel and 16 carriages have jack-knifed, four of which are in floodwater.
A small fire occurred in one of the carriages however this was extinguished by the train driver.
The train was carrying dangerous goods and specialist crews from Sydney and Newcastle have been deployed to the incident.
The driver of the train has been safely removed from the train
and was assessed by NSW Ambulance.
Localised flooding is hindering progress for emergency services
to access the scene. This incident will be ongoing over a number of days.
NSW Police and the NSW Environmental Protection Authority are also in
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.
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