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Train carrying oil derails, catches fire in Canada

Canadian National Railway workers were on the scene Wednesday in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, where 17 cars of a train jumped the tracks. Officials said the fires were contained.
Canadian National Railway workers were on the scene Wednesday in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, where 17 cars of a train jumped the tracks. Officials said the fires were contained.Credit: Mathieu Belanger /REUTERS

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PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick — Officials in Canada said a derailed freight train carrying crude oil and propane continued to burn Wednesday, and about 150 residents remained evacuated from their homes. There were no deaths or injuries.

Of the 17 cars that derailed late Tuesday in New Brunswick province, five contain crude oil and four contain propane, said Claude Mongeau, the chief executive of CN Rail. Some of the propane cars are venting and some of the crude cars are burning, he said.

‘‘It is contained, but it is evolving,’’ Mongeau said.

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