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N.D. oil tanker cars burn after 2 passing trains derail

A small North Dakota city was being evacuated Monday night after a two-train derailment caused several oil tankers to explode and burn, authorities said.

A westbound train carrying grain jumped the tracks about 2:10 p.m. CT (3:10 p.m. ET) just west of Casselton, near Fargo, and crashed into an eastbound train hauling oil, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokeswoman said. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

No injuries were reported among the train crews.

An estimated 10 cars of the 106-car oil train were on fire, and authorities said they would let them burn out. Train operators uncoupled about 80 cars and moved them away from the blaze.
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