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Massive Weekend Train Derailment In Northwest Iowa Leads To Evacuation

A massive train derailment in Northwest Iowa on Sunday led to the evacuation of area residents. The derailment happened around 1:30 Sunday afternoon near Sibley.

Over a dozen rail cars left the track and the train caught fire as a result. The train was said to be carrying fertilizer and ammonium nitrate. Hazmat crews were called out and the Iowa State Patrol was on the scene as well.

In addition, to area residents an area hospital was also evacuated. The reason for the evacuation was the concern that fumes from the fire may have been toxic.

A spokesperson for the American Red Cross said Sunday night, no injuries were reported. The cause of the derailment had not been announced as of the time of this report.

 

(Photo Of Train Derailment & Fire Courtesy Of SiouxLandNews.com)

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