100 homes evacuated after Louisiana train derailment

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said late Sunday that chemicals were leaking from a train carrying flammable and corrosive materials that derailed Sunday afternoon and forced the evacuation of around 100 homes.

The evacuated homes were within one mile of the derailment and remained empty as of Monday. Police said at least 26 cars on the 76-car train went off the tracks about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Lawtell, which is about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge.

“Anytime you have chemicals leaking into the environment, that’s a serious issue,” Jindal said, according to KATC-TV. “Nobody knows the extent of the damage. We’ll get that in the next 24 hours.”

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3 Replies to “100 homes evacuated after Louisiana train derailment”

  1. Maybe, the only thing against it being a terror attack is the location, there weren’t enough people around. Having said that I would like to talk to the track maintenance people and find out what they discovered during the cleanup and repair.

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