Train Derails, Catches on Fire

train derailmentLYNCHBURG, Va. (CNN) — In Virginia, evacuations are under way after a train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire.

Authorities say several tanker cars were involved in the crash.

Crews on the scene are working to put out the flames and remove a part of the train that’s trapping workers in a nearby pipe foundry.

A boom has also been set up to catch oil that’s leaking into the water.

There is no word of any injuries and the cause of the derailment is unclear.

Source: WDBJ

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