‘Huge fire and evacuation’ after train derails in Illinois

‘Huge fire and evacuation’ after train derails in Illinois

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A freight train carrying flammable liquid derailed near Dupo, Illinois, prompting an evacuation of railroad staff.

The accident occurred at around 12:45 pm local time at Union Pacific’s Dupo Yard, once the train had been prepared for departure, the railroad said. A tank was due to the derailment car with methyl isobutyl ketone solvent to catch fire.

Plumes of huge black smoke have already been seen miles from the crash site away, but there were no reports of injuries and deaths up to now, with railroad staff evacuated from the yard.

Footage from the fire was showed by the scene raging and much more when compared to a dozen overturned cars scattered round the tracks.

Firefighters have already been trying to support the blaze, making use of their work complicated by the elements as thermometers show 90 degree Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) in your community.

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