Train carrying ethanol derails and catches on fire sparking evacuation for residents in Minnesota city

Posted on AllSides March 30th, 2023
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A train carrying ethanol derailed and several cars erupted in flames, early Thursday, sparking an evacuation for residents living near the crash site in Raymond, Minnesota, officials said.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office was notified about the train derailment around 1 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET.)

Around 22 rail cars "carrying mixed freight including ethanol and corn syrup" were reported to have derailed, BNSF Railway said in a statement.

Several of the derailed tanks caught on fire, the sheriff's office said.

An evacuation area within a half a mile around the...

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