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This happened late Tuesday in New Brunswick

A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil and propane derailed and caught fire after the emergency brakes were activated, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada said on Wednesday.

TSB spokesman John Cottreau said the derailment late on Tuesday included propane tankers, crude tankers, a locomotive and hopper cars, but said it was not clear whether the cars were full at the time of the crash.

The derailment occurred in northwest New Brunswick, Canada, the latest in a string of train accidents that have put the surging crude-by-rail business under scrutiny.

Forty-five nearby homes were evacuated after the accident at around 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), but no one was injured, local officials said. (REUTERS)

Train Derailment

These things are happening to often.

found this on HP

Canada Train Derailment: Freighter Carrying Oil Derails, Burns In New Brunswick

PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick (AP) — Canadian officials prepared aerial surveillance of a derailed freight train carrying crude oil and propane Wednesday morning to see if it was still burning, while dozens of nearby residents remained evacuated from their homes. There were no reports of deaths.

The derailment late Tuesday in a sparsely populated region of New Brunswick again raised concerns about the increasing use of rail to transport oil throughout North America.

Canadian National Railway spokesman Jim Feeny said crews will use a helicopter early Wednesday to determine the source and extent of the fire.

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