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Giant Explosions Reported After Fiery Train Derailment in North Dakota


The derailment occurred near the city's ethanol plant.

Source: Gawker.com

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Jason Howerton

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) -- Officials say emergency crews are responding to a fiery train derailment near the eastern North Dakota town of Casselton.

Source: ValleyNewsLive.com

Cass County Emergency Manager Dave Rogness says the derailment was reported about 2:30 p.m. Monday less than a mile from the city. Rogness says residents have been told to stay indoors as a precaution. He says there have been no reports of injuries to the train crew or residents.

Rogness says crews on scene are reporting as many as a dozen rail cars carrying ethanol or oil left the tracks. Some of them burst into flames.

Rogness says the derailment occurred near the city's ethanol plant.

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