Train carrying ethanol derails, catches fire in Ohio – report

11 July 2012 15:43  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A freight train carrying ethanol derailed and caught fire in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, a news service reported on Wednesday.

Residents living within a one-mile (1.6-km) area of the train were evacuated. The flames from the fire could be seen for miles, Reuters reported.

According to the report, a spokesman for train company, Norfolk Southern, said the train was travelling to North Carolina from Chicago.

He said the cause of the derailment was unknown and under investigation, Reuters reported.

By: Bobbie Clark
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