Minnesota town evacuated after train derailment

Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:12pm EDT
 
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March 24 (Reuters) - A small Minnesota town was being evacuated on Thursday after a Canadian Pacific freight train collided with a semi-truck hauling propane, officials said.

Two of the train's crew suffered minor injuries in the derailment in Callaway, a town of nearly 300 people about 215 miles northwest of Minneapolis, the state's Department of Public Safety said.

The crash resulted in a fire and the truck's propane continues to be burnt off, the department said. Canadian Pacific said seven empty cars and a locomotive derailed in the crash around 12:25 p.m. local time, though none were on fire.

Canadian Pacific spokesman Andy Cummings said it would fully investigate the crash. (Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by James Dalgleish)