Freight train derails in US state of Ohio

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By Yakesh Tyagi
Date  12 July 2012
A Freight train carrying agricultural chemicals has derailed in the US state of Ohio, catching fire and prompting the evacuation of a mile-wide area.

The train, bound for North Carolina from Chicago, derailed in Ohio's capital city, Columbus on early Wednesday.

The incident prompted evacuations in a mile-wide area as firefighters fought to contain the blaze. Local media reported the flames could be seen from several miles (kilometers) away.

Two people were injured during the accident. Both were taken to a nearby hospital.

"I noticed there was a chemical smell, and I was inhaling it so I backed up a little bit more because I wasn't sure what I was getting involved with," Photographer Chris Mumma, who was more than 10 miles away in New Albany said.

Three of the burning cars were tankers carrying ethanol, according to fire division officials. The cause of the incident is still unknown and under investigation.

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