5,000 evacuated in Tennessee after train derailment

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several law enforcement officers were hospitalized after a CSX train car carrying a flammable substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee.

Blount County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Marian O’Briant says 10 law enforcement officers had to be taken to the hospital early Thursday because they breathed in fumes.

In a statement, CSX says the train car was carrying acrylonitrile, a hazardous material used in a variety of industrial processes including making plastics.

The derailment prompted officials to evacuate 5,000 residents within a 2-mile radius of the site.
 

 

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