Canadian train derails and explodes
WEST OF EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA (FOX NEWS) – A train carrying crude oil and petroleum derails outside Edmonton, Canada, causing a massive explosion Saturday (10/19).
The tanker derailment causes a massive fireball when one car explodes and three others catch fire.
Emergency crews battle the blaze and try to prevent the other cars from exploding.
Houses in the surrounding area caught fire and local residents are being evacuated for their safety.
Luckily, no one was hurt.
Denise Anderson/Evacuee:”But I know my son where he’s living, they heard it and they saw the fire. They said the whole backyard lit up. So yeah, it was pretty scary. And a friend of ours, their house burnt down from that. I guess the car ended up, the railroad car ended up in their yard.”
Suzanne Merrills/Community Development Coordinator/Parkland County:”They have been very calm; they’ve been very welcoming to each other. They kind of helped each other out, it’s a nice rural, small community that really bonds together in a time of need, and really helps to support each other.”
This accident is the third Canadian National Railway derailment in recent weeks.
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