World News – US – Train derailment causes congestion in Texas, forced evacuations


A freight train derailed in Southeast Texas Thursday morning, causing cars to pile up on the tracks and overflow onto a nearby road Five tank cars were violated and no injuries were injured has been reported, the Orange County Emergency Management Office said in a statement

Four of the cars leaked « petroleum product » which the agency said did not pose a risk to the general population A « corrosive product » from another car was contained, the statement said

The county sheriff’s office has asked anyone within a mile of the derailment to evacuate, and those within a mile to a mile and a half of the wreckage have been urged to s ‘shelter in place

Elementary and middle school students in Mauriceville, near the Texas-Louisiana state border, were evacuated to the local high school, the school district said in a Facebook post

Motorist caught video of cars piling up as they tumbled past a pickup truck The sheriff’s office released footage from a drone showing the massive wreckage from above

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World News – United States – Train derailment causes congestion in Texas, force evacuations



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