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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dozens of houses evacuated over toxic hazard as train derails in Ripley,NY

A train has derailed near the town of Ripley, New York State, officials said, adding that two of the derailed cars were carrying ethanol, which is currently leaking. Dozens of homes in the area have been evacuated.

The incident took place on Norfolk-Southern rails on Tuesday night, the NY Fire Department told Erie News. The train was pulling 33 cars, 14 of which derailed, the Norfolk Southern spokesperson said. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's office, however, said 18 cars derailed.Continue reading via this link to RT

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