Watch: Explosive scenes as freight train collides with propane truck
Published 25/03/2016 | 12:10
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.