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Canada train fireball

A derailed train hauling crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas burns in Western Canada. Three tankers containing LPG erupted in flames when the train came off the tracks near the small Alberta settlement of Gainford. The crude oil did not ignite. No-one was hurt but residents were evacuated as the fire was allowed to burn itself out. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DENISE ANDERSON, EVACUEE, SAYING: "My son where he's living, they heard it and they saw the fire. They said the whole backyard lit up. So yes, it was pretty scary. And a friend of ours, their house burnt down." (SOUNDBITE)(English) SUZANNE MERRILLS, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR OF PARKLAND COUNTY, SAYING: "They kind of helped each other out, it's a nice rural, small community that really bonds together in a time of need, and really helps to support each other." The train's operator Canadian National Railway said it was too early to say what caused the derailment. But safety feaAuteur: reutersTags: Canada and catches oil fire petroleum train gas Chapman reports Gepost: 20 oktober 2013Beoordeling: 0.0Stemmen: 0]]>

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