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Train Loaded With Toxic Chemicals Derails

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A train loaded with toxic chemicals derailed Sunday, forcing an estimated 1,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Twelve of the 90 cars of the Burlington Northern train jumped the track just before 11 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Burlington Northern had two teams at the scene to evaluate the danger, said Terry Durborow, emergency management director in Miami.

In Corning, Ark., meanwhile, about 400 people were still out of their homes after 21 cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed Saturday and one carrying propane caught fire.

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