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.
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