Alberta, Canada, train derailment, chemical explosion, evacuation of residents

Southern Alberta government said that a train derailed in Alberta today, due to concerns about chemical explosions, road and highway traffic was blocked, so evacuate nearby residents.

Reuters reported that there have been no reports of injuries or casualties.

The Alberta Emergency Alert said that train derailment caused damage along the railroad and involved “chemical explosions.”

The Alberta Emergency Alert System stated that residents within a radius of 7 km were required to evacuate the area immediately.

The CBC News reported that the derailment led to the closure of part of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201908030026.aspx

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