Freight train derails in Washington, cars leaking hazardous chemicals

By REUTERS
May 1, 2016 16:10

 
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WASHINGTON - A CSX freight train derailed on Sunday morning in northeastern Washington DC, with several cars overturned and leaking hazardous liquids near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station, the District of Columbia Fire Department tweeted.

The Metro station and Rhode Island Avenue were closed as three cars were leaking liquids, the tweet said. It did not identify the substance, but said there was no fire.

Photos on the fire department's twitter account showed several cars lying on their sides by the tracks on the main train route into the city, including tank cars, bulk material cars and box cars.

WUSA Television said that no injuries were reported.

In a Twitter message, CSX Corp said: "CSX personnel are working with DC first responders on a derailment at 9th and RI Ave NE. No injuries reported."

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