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New Brunswick Oil Train Derails, Forcing Dozens Of Evacuations

AP  |  Posted: 01/07/2014 11:21 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/08/2014 1:15 pm EST

PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick (AP) — Officials in Canada said a derailed freight train carrying crude oil and propane continued to burn Wednesday, and about 150 residents remained evacuated from their homes. There were no deaths or injuries.

Of the 17 cars that derailed late Tuesday in New Brunswick province, five contain crude oil and four contain propane, said Claude Mongeau, the chief executive of CN Rail.

Some of the propane cars are venting and some of the crude cars are burning, he said.


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