PENNSYLVANIA TOWN EVACUATED AFTER TRAIN CARRYING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DERAILS

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Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:45am

ALL RESIDENTS OF SMALL TOWN HYNDMAN, PENNSYLVANIA WERE EVACUATED AFTER A CSX FREIGHT TRAIN CARRYING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PARTLY DERAILED. The train derailed early Wednesday morning about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

This train, which was travelling from Chicago to Selkirk, New York, had five locomotives and 178 rail cars in total. At least 32 cars - a few carrying hazardous materials such as liquefied petroleum gas and molten sulfur - have leaked and are on fire. One car reported crashed into a home and started a fire in the garage.

Federal investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board arrived on the scene late Wednesday afternoon, but can't assess the situation because train cars are still burning.

No injuries have been reported and health officials are conducting air and ground studies to determine possible health effects.

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Original Article written by CBS News