Authorities are evacuating all residents of the town of Hindman, Pennsylvania, after a freight train with dangerous chemicals was partially derailed from the village.
The incident occurred around 5 am local time (12.00 MSK). According to the representative of the CSX railway company Rob Doolittle, at least 32 wagons going from Chicago to New York State the trains were derailed. According to him, a leak occurred from two cars carrying oil gas and molten sulfur, a fire broke out.
The authorities issued a decree on the evacuation of all local residents,Living in a radius of a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the scene. This area includes the entire territory of the town of Hindman with a population of about 900 people. As the Governor of the State Tom Wolf said, experts are conducting the necessary studies to determine the possible impact of the accident on human health. Data on the victims were not received.