Reuters - Video

Edition: U.S. | U.K. | IN | CN

Most Popular

Wisconsin train derailment prompts evacuations

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 00:40

A Canadian National Railway train derails in Wisconsin, spurring local residents to move to safer locations. Mana Rabiee reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

A train collision forced the evacuation of more than a 100 homes in the village of Slinger, Wisconsin. The trains collided Sunday night about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, at a railway intersection. One of the trains was from the Canadian National Railway. It derailed when it hit a train from Wisconsin and Southern Railroad. Fuel leaked into the area, prompting the evacuation. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF RICK HANKE, SLINGER FIRE DEPARTMENT, SAYING: "We've got somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel that's been spilled, there's three engines on the ground." The evacuatian order was lifted about five hours later and the crash is now under investigation.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Wisconsin train derailment prompts evacuations

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 00:40