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Evacuations remain in effect after freight train derailment

In this aerial image made from a video provided by WPXI, smoke rises in the air after dozens of cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials d...
In this aerial image made from a video provided by WPXI, a fire burns after dozens of cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in...
This aerial image made from a video provided by WPXI shows a damaged home after dozens of cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials deraile...
In this aerial image made from a video provided by WPXI, smoke rises into the air after dozens of cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials...
A fire burns at the site of a freight train derailment, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Hyndman, Pa. A freight train carrying hazardous materials partly d...
A fire burns at the site of a freight train derailment, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Hyndman, Pa. A freight train carrying hazardous materials partly d...

In this aerial image made from a video provided by WPXI, smoke rises in the air after dozens of cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials d...

In this aerial image made from a video provided by WPXI, a fire burns after dozens of cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in...

This aerial image made from a video provided by WPXI shows a damaged home after dozens of cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials deraile...

In this aerial image made from a video provided by WPXI, smoke rises into the air after dozens of cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials...

A fire burns at the site of a freight train derailment, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Hyndman, Pa. A freight train carrying hazardous materials partly d...

A fire burns at the site of a freight train derailment, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Hyndman, Pa. A freight train carrying hazardous materials partly d...

HYNDMAN, Pa. (AP) — Evacuations remain in effect for residents of a small Pennsylvania town following a freight train derailment.

CSX says it's unclear when residents will be able to return to their homes in Hyndman, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh.

The railroad company says at least 32 rail cars derailed around 5 a.m. Wednesday, some of which contain hazardous materials. The fire department evacuated everyone within about a mile of the derailment site and directed them to two community outreach centers for help with lodging and food.

CSX says hazardous materials specialists assessed the damage from a safe distance Wednesday afternoon and confirmed that several rail cars were still on fire.

It was not immediately known what caused the train to run off the rails.


Updated : 2021-07-28 03:52 GMT+08:00