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US News A train containing ammonium nitrate derails in Iowa, the zone evacuated

00:30  18 may  2021
00:30  18 may  2021 Source:   huffingtonpost.fr

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Les habitants situés dans un périmètres de huit kilomètres autour du train ont dû être évacués en urgence. © Reuters The inhabitants located in a perimeters of eight kilometers around the train had to be evacuated urgently.

United States - more fear than harm in Iowa, where a spectacular freight train accident occurred this Sunday, May 16, as you can see in our video at the top of the article.

A thick black smoke has spread around 14 hours near Sibley, a municipality of about 3000 inhabitants located northwest of Iowa. No injuries were reported in the immediate future following the derailment.

The photos and videos of the derailment posted on Line Sunday show dozens of stacked wagons along the tracks, with flames and a large plume of smoke from one end of the stack of wagons. According to local media, the authorities have evacuated an area of ​​8.05 km around the derailment.

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47 rugged wagons

Robynn Tysver, spokesman for the Union Pacific, said that about 47 wagons detached rails during the derailment, but that the crew of the train was not injured. She added that the railway company worked with the local authorities to determine the cause of the

derailment the leader of the firefighters of Sibley, Ken Huls, told Radio Kiwa that the train was transporting fertilizers and ammonium nitrate, the same ionic compound that was at the origin of the explosion in the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020.

Nate Minten who was able to fly over the area with his drone told the "monks register" that smoke was still visible towards 16:30 Sunday from the house of his mother.

"I could see the smoke fill up at least 60 meters," he said. "We have not heard of detonations or anything." An emergency SMS that Minten has received about the derailment indicated that the western end of Sibley, west of the second avenue, was evacuated.

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The accident occurred less than three weeks after an important speech of Joe Biden in Philadelphia on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Amtrak, the public railway company. The Chairman then touted his 2000 billion dollar investment plan for infrastructure renovation, which he hoped to see Congress in the coming months. The plan must include $ 80 billion for railway.

"We have to invest," he supported, highlight the "huge needs" to modernize trains, tunnels and stations across the United States.

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