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Official: Two hurt in derailment

on July 21, 2014 10:20 AM

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) — Two people were injured and more than a hundred homes were evacuated due to a diesel spill from a train derailment in Wisconsin, according to fire officials.

Slinger Fire Department Chief Rick Hanke said three engines and 10 railcars derailed Sunday night. He said trains from Canadian National Railway Co. and Wisconsin & Southern were involved. He said officials don’t yet know what caused the derailment.

About 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled from an engine, he said. Hazmat crews had dikes and booms in place to contain the spill.

Hanke said railcars hauling sand and lumber were also involved.

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