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Pennsylvania town evacuated after train carrying hazardous materials derails

August 2, 2017 | CBS NEWS | HYNDMAN, Pa. — All residents of a small Pennsylvania town were evacuated hours after a freight train carrying hazardous materials partly derailed, setting some cars ablaze.

Officials tell CBS Pittsburgh that at least 32 cars on a CSX freight train derailed early Wednesday morning in Hyndman, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

The train, which was traveling from Chicago to Selkirk, New York, had five locomotives and 178 rail cars in total. The majority of them were carrying mixed freight including paper and wood pulp. The company says 50 of them were empty.

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