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50-plus homes evacuated after New York train derailment

Associated Press

RIPLEY, N.Y. – Authorities say dozens of homes have been evacuated after 16 cars on a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying hazardous liquids derailed in far southwestern New York.

The fire chief in the town of Ripley says Wednesday morning that between 50 and 55 homes were evacuated after the eastbound train derailed around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday about 60 miles southwest of Buffalo.

Officials say there were no injuries and no fires, but two of the three cars containing hazardous materials leaked. Fire officials say both tankers with ethanol have been contained.

A derailed tanker containing propane is intact.

Crews are on the scene to begin removing the derailed cars.

Officials say about 30 people are at a shelter set up at a church. Other residents near the site have been urged to remain inside their homes.

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