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Sunday 24 September 2017

Watch: Explosive scenes as freight train collides with propane truck

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A small town was evacuated after a Canadian Pacific freight train collided with a semi-truck hauling propane.

Two of the train's crew suffered minor injuries in the derailment in Minnesota yesterday.

The town of Callaway, with a population of nearly 300 people about 215 miles northwest of Minneapolis was then evacuated, the state's Department of Public Safety said.

The crash resulted in a fire and the truck's propane continues to be burnt off, the department said.

Canadian Pacific said seven empty cars and a locomotive derailed in the crash around 12:25 p.m. local time, though none were on fire.

Canadian Pacific spokesman Andy Cummings said it would fully investigate the crash.

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