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Freight train derails south of Chicago,เอก นาม no injuries reported

New rail links enable con | เอก นาม | Updated: 2024-07-19 19:09:31

CHICAGO -- A freight train derailed Thursday morning in Matteson Village, about 56 km south of Chicago, US state of Illinois, local media and authorities said.

No injuries have been reported so far.

Canadian National, owner of the freight train, said 10 railcars carrying "various substances" derailed.

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued by authorities for anyone basically within one mile (1.6 km) radius of the scene of the derailment, which is surrounded by residential areas.

The derailment happened at around 10:35 am local time, said a village spokesperson. No one was evacuated from the train cars. Crews are working to make sure no hazmat waste is being released.

Additional information is not available at this time, local media reported.

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