50 evacuated after chemical train derailment in Mississippi

About 50 people in southeast Mississippi were forced from their homes Friday after 18 cars of an 85-car train carrying chemicals derailed, officials said. spill The train traveling from Jackson, Miss., to Mobile, Ala., derailed at 9 a.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) Friday in New Augusta, Miss., according to the Mississippi Department of Motor Vehicles. No one was hurt in the accident, but the 50 people living within a half-mile radius  were evacuated because the train was carrying an ethanol-based product that spilled, said New Augusta Sheriff Jimmy Smith.   http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/31/22524183-50-evacuated-after-chemical-train-derailment-in-mississippi

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